Monday, July 6, 2009

FHA 242/FHA 223(f) Hospital Refinancing

SUBJECT: Hospital Mortgage Insurance: Section 223(f) Refinancing in Conjunction with

Section 242 Financing

This notice advises that FHA is immediately implementing its authority under section 223(f) of the National Housing Act to provide, in conjunction with financing under Section 242 of the National Housing Act, refinancing of debt for hospitals, without conditioning such refinancing on new construction or renovation as is the current program requirement.

Eligible entities seeking refinancing under Section 223(f) in conjunction with Section 242 financing (Section 242/223(f)) shall follow FHA’s regulations in 24 CFR part 242, except as modified in this notice to accommodate requirements applicable to Section 223(f) refinancing.