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HUD issues Mortgagee Letter regarding temporary statutory authority to insure operating loss loans under Section 223(d)

Federal Issues Covid-19 HUD Mortgages

Federal Issues

On January 15, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued Mortgagee Letter 2021-1 to implement its temporary statutory authority to insure operating loss loans under Section 223(d) of the National Housing Act in order to mitigate the Covid-related temporary reduction of revenue of healthcare facilities. The Mortgagee Letter sets forth requirements for the supplemental loans for hospitals and residential care facilities. The Mortgagee Letter is effective for applications for insurance submitted for which firm commitments are issued no later than September 30, 2021. HUD also is imposing an application receipt deadline of Monday, August 30, 2021 to account for statutory time constraints and processing times. HUD noted that additional guidance is forthcoming.

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