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HUD/OH RIN: 2502-AJ03 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Streamlining FHA SF Mortgage Insurance: Removal of the Inspector Roster & 10-Year Protection Plan Requirements for High Loan-to-Value Ratio Mortgages Insurance (FR-5457) 

This rule streamlines the inspection and home warranty requirements for FHA single family mortgage insurance. First, this rule removes the regulations for the FHA Inspector Roster (Roster). The Roster is a list of inspectors selected by FHA as eligible to determine if the construction quality of a one- to four-unit property is acceptable as security for an FHA-insured loan. HUD's regulations currently require the use of an inspector from the Roster as a condition for FHA mortgage insurance. HUD's removal of the Roster regulations is based on the recognition of the sufficiency and quality of inspections carried out by local jurisdictions. Second, this rule also removes the regulations requiring 10-year protection plans required in order to qualify for high loan-to-value (LTV) FHA-insured mortgages as a condition of closing for newly constructed single-family homes. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 removed the statutory requirement for a warranty plan and other special requirements for high LTV. High LTV mortgages would now be governed solely by the inspection requirements in this rule because the inspection requirements would apply to all new construction, regardless of LTV ratio.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 200    24 CFR 203   
Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1702 to 1715z-21    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/06/2013  78 FR 8448   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/08/2013 
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under Executive Order 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elissa Saunders
Director, Office of Single Family Program Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Housing
451 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 708-2121