Mortgage Insurance_Rental Housing for the Elderly


To provide quality rental housing for the elderly.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
National Housing Act, as amended, Section 231, Public Law 86-372, 73 U.S.C. 654, 12 U.S.C. 1715(V).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible mortgagors include private profit-motivated developers, and nonprofit sponsors.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All elderly or handicapped persons are eligible to occupy apartments in a project whose mortgage is insured under the program.
Documentation regarding the characteristics of the property and the qualifications of the mortgagor must be submitted with the application. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The sponsor submits a formal application through a HUD-approved mortgagee to the local HUD Multifamily Hub or Program Center.
Award Procedure
If the project meets program requirements, the local HUD Multifamily Hub or Program Center issues a commitment to the lender for mortgage insurance.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Processing time varies depending upon the degree of preparation by the sponsor and HUD Multifamily Hub and Program Center workload.
If an application for mortgage insurance is denied, HUD will state the reasons for the denial. If reapplication is desired, the applicant may modify the application and reapply.
The term of a commitment to insure may be extended when more time is required.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Section 231 insures lenders against loss on mortgages. Section 231 was designed to increase the supply of rental housing specifically for the use and occupancy of elderly persons and/or persons with disabilities. Insured mortgages may be used to finance construction or rehabilitation of detached, semidetached, walk-up, or elevator type rental housing designed for occupancy by elderly or handicapped individuals and consisting of 8 or more rental units. The program has statutory per unit mortgage limits which vary according to the size of the unit, the type of structure, and the location of the project. There are also loan-to-replacement cost and debt service limitations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reserves the right to audit the accounts of either the mortgagee or mortgagor in order to determine their compliance and conformance with HUD regulations and standards.
Mortgagees are required to service and maintain records in accordance with acceptable mortgage practice of prudent lending institutions and the HUD regulations.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 24 CFR, Part 231.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The maximum mortgage term is 40 years or not in excess of three-fourths of the remaining economic life, whichever is less. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Over term of mortgage.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Persons are encouraged to communicate with the Multifamily Hub or Program Center with jurisdiction for the proposed property. HUD Multifamily Hubs or Program Centers are listed at and in the Catalog Address Appendix IV.
Headquarters Office
Carmelita James 451 Seventh Street SW, washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-2579
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Guaranteed/Insured Loans) FY 11 $0; FY 12 est $84,000,000; and FY 13 est $61,993,610
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 231.1 et seq. Section 231, Housing for the Elderly for Project Mortgage Insurance, HUD Handbook 4570.1, no charge, available on HUDCLIPS at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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