How many draw requests may the Mortgagee approve for a 203(k)?

For a Standard 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program, the Mortgagee may approve a maximum of five draw requests (four intermediate and one final). 

For a Limited 203(k), the Mortgagee may approve a maximum of two draw requests per contractor or the borrower (if acting as the contractor, under a Self-Help Agreement).  When necessary, the Mortgagee may arrange a payment schedule, not to exceed two releases, per specialized contractor (an initial release plus a final release). 

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 II.A.8.a.xviii(C)(1)(d) at

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Topic Number: KA-04919