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Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Assistance considerations...

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The mortgage term may extend for 30 years.

Formula and Matching Requirements

The maximum amount of the loan is the same as under Section 203(b) - Program 14.117. The down payment is the difference between the maximum loan amount and the purchase price of the home. In addition to the down payment, the purchaser must pay all items of prepaid expense. As of July 1, 1991, risk-based mortgage insurance premiums will be collected including 1) an up-front mortgage insurance premium which may be financed; and 2) a periodic premium which is paid monthly. If the property is a condominium, the mortgage insurance premium is one-half percent paid monthly. The loan origination charge by the mortgagee varies, but may not exceed one percent of the total mortgage (minus the mortgage insurance premium, if financed). Mortgagors may be charged appraisal and inspection fees in accordance with fee schedules established by HUD. The interest rate adjustments of the mortgage may not increase more than one percent per year or five percent over the term of the mortgage. There is no negative amortization. The mortgagor must receive a disclosure statement explaining the adjustable rate features of their mortgage.

A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.