Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

FHA Condo Insurance Requirement Waiver

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has temporarily waived the blanket hazard, flood, liability and other insurance requirements in Mortgagee Letter 2011-22 for Manufactured Housing, Detached and Common Interest Housing Projects.  The waiver notice, which is posted on FHA’s Condominium Mortgage insurance page, details the projects eligible for the waiver and FHA’s findings and determinations.  The waiver is being granted to allow owners in these projects to obtain individual insurance policies for their units as required by state or local condominium laws and FHA requirements.  FHA recognizes that requiring a blanket insurance policy for these projects can be impractical and cost prohibitive.  NAR continues to work with FHA on condo policies to ease restrictions on condo sales and purchases.

Mortgagee Letter 2011-22

FHA’s Condominium Mortgage insurance page