HUD Announces Change to Debenture Interest Rates
On January 30, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act).
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
[Docket No. FR–5847–N–01]
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act—Debenture Interest Rates
AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD.
Summary: This notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Commissioner under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2015 is 2.25 percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2015 is 3 percent.
However, as a result of an amendment to Section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years.
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