How will a Mortgagee know when the maximum FHA condo project Insurance Concentration has been met?

For Approved Condominium Projects, FHA may suspend the issuance of new FHA case numbers for a mortgage on a Unit in a Condominium Project where the FHA Insurance Concentration is greater than 50 percent of the total number of Units in the Condominium Project.
 
Mortgagees with access to FHA Connection (FHAC) will be able to view the preset maximum FHA Insurance Concentration percentage on the Condominium Project Maintenance page under “Project Characteristics” in FHAC. In addition, Mortgagees will also be able to view the:
  • Total FHA units in Project,
  • Total Units in Project, and
  • FHA Concentration of the Project.
For more information regarding FHA Insurance Concentration in Approved Condominium Projects refer to:  Handbook 4000.1, Sections II.A.8.p.ii(B) and II.A.8.p.iii(D)(1) available at:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
 
For case numbers assigned October 15, 2019 and after, additional information regarding FHA Insurance Concentration in Approved Condominium Projects refer to:  Handbook 4000.1, Sections II.A.8.p.ii.(B) and II.A.8.p.iii.(D)(1) available at:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
 
For case numbers assigned prior to October 15, 2019, information is available in:
  • Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2011-22 Condominium Approval Process for Single Family Housing – Consolidation and Update of Approval Requirements and the attached Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide provides the requirements and procedures for obtaining FHA condominium project approval.
  • ML 2012-18 Temporary Approval Provisions for FHA Condominium Project Approval provides temporary condominium project approval guideline changes to address current housing market conditions.
  • ML 2015-27 Additional Temporary Approval Provisions for FHA Condominium Project Approval
  • ML 2016-15 FHA Condominium Project Approval – Owner Occupancy Requirements modifies the Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide, attachment to ML 2011-22, in order to implement the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) requirements and establish the required owner-occupancy percentage that must be met for purposes of FHA project approval.
Note: The Temporary Provisions in ML 12-18 and ML 15-27, as modified by ML 2016-15, are effective until HUD publishes and implements the Final Rule of Condominium Project Approval through publication of the Condominium Project Approval Section of HUD Handbook 4000.1, as extended by ML 2017-13.  Mortgagee Letters are available at:  https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/letters/mortgagee
 

For more information regarding condominium projects refer to:   

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.


Topic Number: KA-03236