24 CFR 206.37 - Credit standing.

§ 206.37 Credit standing.

(a) Each borrower shall have a general credit standing satisfactory to the Commissioner.

(b)Required Financial Assessment -

(1)Requirement for Financial Assessment prior to loan approval. Prior to loan approval, the mortgagee shall assess the financial capacity of the borrower to comply with the terms of the mortgage and evaluate whether the HECM is a sustainable solution for the borrower, in accordance with instructions established by the Commissioner through notice. The Financial Assessment shall consider the borrower's credit history, cash flow and residual income, extenuating circumstances, and compensating factors.

(i)Credit history. In accordance with FHA guidelines in existence at the time of FHA Case Number assignment, mortgagees shall conduct an in-depth credit history analysis to determine if the borrower has demonstrated the willingness to meet his or her financial obligations.

(ii)Cash flow and residual income analysis. In accordance with FHA guidelines in existence at the time of FHA Case Number assignment, mortgagees shall conduct a cash flow and residual income analysis to determine the capacity of the borrower to meet his or her documented financial obligations with his or her documented income.

(iii)Extenuating circumstances. Where the borrower's credit history does not meet the criteria set by the mortgagee based on FHA guidelines in existence at the time of FHA Case Number assignment, mortgagees shall consider and document, as part of the Financial Assessment, extenuating circumstances that led to the credit issues.

(iv)Compensating factors. The mortgagee shall document and identify in the Financial Assessment any considered compensating factors.

(2)Completion and approval of Financial Assessment. The Financial Assessment shall be completed and approved by a DE Underwriter registered in HUD's system of record by the underwriting mortgagee.


(i) The Financial Assessment shall be conducted in a uniform manner that shall not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income of the borrower, location of the property, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act ( 15 U.S.C. 1601et seq.).

(ii) The Financial Assessment shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the following:

(A) Fair Housing Act ( 42 U.S.C. 3601et seq.);

(B) Fair Credit Reporting Act ( 15 U.S.C. 1681et seq.);

(C) Equal Credit Opportunity Act ( 15 U.S.C. 1691et seq.); and

(D) Regulation B ( 12 CFR part 1002).

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 12 - BANKS AND BANKING

§ 1715b - Rules and regulations

§ 1715z - Homeownership or membership in cooperative association for lower income families

§ 1715z-1 - Rental and cooperative housing for lower income families

§ 1715z-1a - Assistance for troubled multifamily housing projects

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–1b - Tenant participation in multifamily housing projects

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–1c - Regulation of rents in insured projects

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–2 - Repealed. Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title I, § 2120(a)(6), July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2835

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–3 - Special Risk Insurance Fund

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–4 - Modifications in terms of mortgages covering multifamily projects; requests for extensions to cure defaults or for modification of mortgage terms; regulations

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–4a - Double damages remedy for unauthorized use of multifamily housing project assets and income

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–5 - Purchase of fee simple title from lessors

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–6 - Supplemental loans for multifamily projects

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–7 - Mortgage insurance for hospitals

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–8 - Mortgage assistance payments for middle-income families

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–9 - Co-insurance of eligible mortgage, advance, or loan

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–10 - Repealed. Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title I, § 2120(a)(7), July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2835

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–11 - Sale to cooperatives of multifamily housing projects acquired by Secretary; acceptance of purchase money mortgage for sale or insurance of mortgage;...amount of mortgage; expenditures for repairs, etc., prior to sale

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–11a - Disposition of HUD-owned properties

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–12 - Single-family mortgage insurance on Hawaiian home lands

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–13 - Single family mortgage insurance on Indian reservations

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–13a - Loan guarantees for Indian housing

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–13b - Loan guarantees for Native Hawaiian housing

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–14 - Risk-sharing demonstration

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–15 - Limitation on prepayment of mortgages on multifamily rental housing

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–16 - Adjustable rate single family mortgages

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–17 - Shared appreciation mortgages for single family housing

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–18 - Shared appreciation mortgages for multifamily housing

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–19 - Equity skimming penalty

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–20 - Insurance of home equity conversion mortgages for elderly homeowners

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–21 - Delegation of insuring authority to direct endorsement mortgagees

§ 1715b-20

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–22 - Multifamily mortgage credit programs

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–22a - Definitions

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–23 - HOPE for Homeowners Program

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–24 - Pilot program for automated process for borrowers without sufficient credit history

12 U.S. Code § 1715z–25 - Mortgage modification data collecting and reporting

§ 1716 - Declaration of purposes of subchapter

12 U.S. Code §§ 1716–1, 1716a - Repealed. Aug. 2, 1954, ch. 649, title II, § 206, 68 Stat. 622

§ 1716b - Partition of Federal National Mortgage Association into Federal National Mortgage Association and Government National Mortgage Association; assets and liabilities; operations

§ 1717 - Federal National Mortgage Association and Government National Mortgage Association

§ 1717a - Prohibition against sale of obligations by Federal departments and agencies after June 30, 1966, without compliance with requirements of section 1717(c) of...title or without approval by Secretary of the Treasury; exemption

§ 1718 - Capitalization of Federal National Mortgage Association

§ 1719 - Secondary market operations

§ 1720 - Repealed. Pub. L. 98–181, title I [title IV, § 483(a)], Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1240


Title 24 published on 09-Jun-2018 03:51

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 24 CFR Part 206 after this date.

  • 2017-01-19; vol. 82 # 12 - Thursday, January 19, 2017
    1. 82 FR 7094 - Federal Housing Administration: Strengthening the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, HUD, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: September 19, 2017.
      24 CFR Parts 30 and 206