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Changes in Certain Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Premiums

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD.




In accordance with HUD regulations, this notice changes the mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for the section 221(d)(4) and the section 232 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance programs whose commitments will be issued in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005.


Effective Date: December 16, 2004.

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Michael McCullough, Director, Office of Multifamily Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-8000, (202) 708-1142 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing-or speech-impaired individuals may access these numbers through TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

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On March 17, 2003 (68 FR 12792), HUD published a final rule on “Mortgage Insurance Premiums in Multifamily Housing Programs,” which adopted, without change, the interim rule published on July 2, 2001 (66 FR 35072). The final and interim rule revised the regulatory system for establishing the MIP. Instead of setting the MIP at a specific rate, the Secretary is permitted to change an MIP within the full range of HUD's statutory authority of one fourth of one percent to one percent through a notice, as provided in section 203(c)(1) of the National Housing Act (the Act) (12 U.S.C. 1709(c)(1)). The final rule states that HUD will provide a 30-day period for public comment on future notices changing MIPs in multifamily insured housing programs. These regulations are codified at 24 CFR 207.252, 207.252a, and 207.254.

Pursuant to these regulations, on August 23, 2004, HUD published a notice for public comment announcing a change in the MIP for programs authorized under sections 221(d)(4), 232, and 241(a)(for health care facilities) of the National Housing Act for FY 2005 (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)(4), 1715w, and 1715z-6 respectively). No comments were received, and therefore this notice is made final without change.

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Dated: November 4, 2004.

John C. Weicher,

Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. E4-3165 Filed 11-15-04; 8:45 am]