Public and Indian Housing Indian Loan Guarantee Program

To provide homeownership opportunities to Native Americans, Tribes, Indian Housing Authorities including Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Indian Housing Authorities on Indian land, through a guaranteed mortgage loan program available through private financial institutions.



Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The program guaranteed 4149 loans. Fiscal Year 2017: The program projects to guarantee 4444 loans. Fiscal Year 2018: he program projects to guarantee 4889 loans.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Mortgage loans are for the acquisition or rehabilitation of existing homes, purchase and rehabilitation of a home or construction of a new home; and refinancing of existing debt.

The financial institution which originates the mortgage loan must meet certain requirements noted in the law.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The loan applicant must be members of a federally recognized Indian tribe, band or community, which includes Native Americans, Alaska Natives, or an Indian Housing Authority including a Tribally Designated Housing Authority (TDHE) or a Tribe which meets certain requirements.

Applicant eligibility is validated by current enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The homeowner is the ultimate beneficiary of the program. When the Indian Housing Authority, TDHE or Tribe is the homebuyer, they may then rent the property. In these cases, the person renting the home would be an indirect beneficiary.

Credentials/Documentation

Loan applicants must provide the lender with documentation on eligibility, assets, income, debts and liabilities to show ability to obtain and repay the mortgage loan. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications are submitted to eligible financial institutions. With the loan application, the homebuyer must submit documentation such as pay stubs, W-2 forms (income tax returns if self-employed), evidence of assets such as bank accounts, and any other documentation requested by the lender to support the applicant's ability to obtain and repay the mortgage. The lender verifies the land status of the proposed property.

Award Procedures

The financial institution obtains and reviews all documentation and forwards it to HUD's Office of Native American Programs. HUD sends the Section 184 Loan Guarantee Firm Commitment Form to the Lender if the mortgage meets the Section 184 Program underwriting criteria. The financial institution is responsible for assuring Tribal eligibility, land status, property acceptability and the creditworthiness of the loan applicant. HUD has responsibility for the approval or disapproval of the loan (the application for loan guarantee). Eligible lenders may originate loans under the Direct Guarantee Program. Direct Guarantee lenders underwrite, approve and close the loan prior to submission to HUD for the Loan Guarantee Certificate.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, Public Law 102-550, 12 U.S.C 1515z - 13a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 15 days. There are no specific time requirements for the processing of these loans.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days. Applicants whose loans are disapproved may appeal the disapproval if the applicant can provide additional documentation to resolve the issues which lead to the disapproval.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The term of the loan cannot exceed 30 years. The processing time varies from time of application to the time the loan closes, but in general will average from 30 to 120 days unless there are significant land issues. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: This is a loan guarantee program. Therefore assistance is given in the form of a guarantee. No funds are awarded or released unless there is a default on a guaranteed loan.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Participating financial institutions must provide HUD with copies of loan files and must report to HUD on the status of the loan, once it has closed.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are part of the reporting process described above.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is also part of the reporting process described above.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Participating lenders and closed loan files are reviewed to assure compliance with the program's requirements.

Records

Copies of loan files are maintained by HUD. The lender that originates the loan must maintain a copy of the loan file for 2 years after loan closing. The lender that services the loan must maintain the loan file for the life of the loan plus 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0223-0-1-371.

Obigations

(Guaranteed/Insured Loans) FY 16 $4,492,000; FY 17 est $4,999,000; and FY 18 est $4,006,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The average loan amount in FY 2014 was $176,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 1005; a Guidebook and literature is available from HUD's Office of Native American Programs.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Thomas C. Wright, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5156, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Thomas.C.Wright@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-4978

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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