Home Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims

Managing AgencyU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmenthttp://www.hud.gov/ 
Program Description

Through Section 203(h), the Federal Government helps survivors in presidentially-designated disaster areas recover by making it easier for them to get mortgages and become homeowners or re-establish themselves as homeowners.

General Program Requirements

Individuals are eligible for this program if their homes are located in an area that was designated by the president as a disaster area and if their homes were destroyed or damaged to such an extent that reconstruction or replacement is necessary. Insured mortgages may be used to finance the purchase or reconstruction of a one-family home that will be the principal residence of the homeowner.

Loan Terms
Please contact an Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process

The borrower's application for mortgage insurance must be submitted to the lender within one year of the president's declaration of the disaster. Applications are made only through an  Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved lending institution.

To obtain an FHA insured mortgage, or lookup lender information, contact an FHA-approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm

Program Contact Information

To contact a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling agency, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/counseling/

To contact the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), please use one of the following methods:

Visit us at:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing... 

Write us at:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal Housing Administration
451 Seventh St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20410

Call us at:
1-800-CALL-FHA (1-800-225-5342) or via Federal Information Relay Service (w/TTY): 1-800-877-8339 

Email us at:

answers@hud.gov

To read more about this program, go to:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/ins/203h-dft