January 22 2018, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a waiver for four additional counties — Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura — in California impacted by wildfires, allowing damage inspections to be conducted by home construction services beginning January 18, 2018. This waiver is in addition to the two previous waivers issued by FHA on October 24, 2017, and November 2, 2017, respectively, of its policy on the timeframe for completing the inspection of properties prior to closing, or submitting the mortgage for FHA insurance endorsement in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas (PDMDAs) in certain counties in the state of California impacted by wildfires.
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The Federal Housing Administration understands the needs of those affected by the recent hurricanes including home construction services. On November 9th the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a waiver covering all municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria (Maria), allowing damage inspections to be conducted beginning November 9, 2017. This waiver is in addition to the waiver issued by FHA on October 24, 2017, of its policy on the time frame for completing the inspection of properties prior to closing, or submitting the mortgage for FHA insurance endorsement in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas (PDMDAs) in municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Maria.
On October 20 2017 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2017-15, Extension of Initial Disaster Foreclosure Moratorium for Properties in Specified Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. This Mortgagee Letter (ML) communicates specific guidance for the extension of the foreclosure moratorium for FHA-insured properties in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated Individual Assistance Areas that are located within the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The extension of these three initial moratoriums applies to the initiation of foreclosures and foreclosures already in process.
WORKING WITH PROJECTS
Easy Contractor Professional allows HUD consultants to create and manage contruction/repair projects. The process starts with the creation of a list of repairs and fees, or work write-up , which is presented to the homeowner and lender(if loan involved) as the Specification of Repairs report.
Repairs can be added to the project room by room, or repair category by repair category.
Once permission to start homeowner/lender has been granted, no more changes are allowed to the project, and the contractor manages the release of the funds until the project is completed.