FHA INFO #16-80: Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 December Update
December 30, 2016
Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published the quarterly update to its Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook). This update incorporates previously published Mortgagee Letters into both the online and portable document format (PDF) SF Handbook.
This update does not include any new policy. The SF Handbook’s December 30th Transmittal, available in FHA’s Online Housing Policy Library, provides additional details. In conjunction with today’s update, FHA published a revised FHA Single Family Housing Claim Filing Technical Guide that updates several hyperlinks within the document.
Today’s publication is the latest in a series of SF Handbook quarterly updates. FHA intends to maintain this quarterly schedule whenever possible, so that mortgagees and other stakeholders will know when to expect and can plan for updates.
Revised Pre-Foreclosure Sale Forms
In addition, mortgagees should note that FHA revised the following forms, referenced in the SF Handbook, that support existing pre-foreclosure sale policy:
— Form HUD-90035, Information Sheet, Pre-foreclosure Sale Procedure;
— Form HUD-90041, Request for Variance, Pre-foreclosure Sale Procedure;
— Form HUD-90045, Approval to Participate, Pre-foreclosure Sale Procedure, Property Sales Information, Property Occupancy & Maintenance;
— Form HUD-90051, Sales Contract Review, Pre-foreclosure Sale Procedure; and
— Form HUD-90052, Closing Worksheet, Pre-foreclosure Sale Procedure.
The revisions to these forms were described in FHA’s 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection (Docket Number FR-5909-N-33) published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2016. The revised forms were posted on December 13th and are available on the Forms Resource pages on HUD.gov.
Review the December 30th SF Handbook Transmittal available at: http://www.allregs.com/tpl/public/fha_freesite.aspx
Access the online or portable document format SF Handbook from HUD’s Client Information Policy Systems’ Housing Handbooks web page at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
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