USDA: Handbook-1-3555 Changes – Chapter 18
April 10, 2018
On July 1, 2018* an update to Chapter 18 will be published that provides changes to the loss mitigation waterfall as well as revised language surrounding disaster relief options available for borrowers impacted by Presidentially Declared Disasters. To assist in identifying the changes we are providing a HB-1-3555 Revision Guide, outlining revisions implemented with this publication.
*Our original communication stated May 1, 2018; however, based on feedback from servicers, we have extended the implementation date to July 1, 2018.
Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Richard Kane in the Rural Housing National Office at 202-720-0320 or Richard.Kane@wdc.usda.gov.
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