The “Great Recession” continues, and the commercial financial markets remain difficult for many borrowers. In this environment, healthcare providers have continuing challenges as they seek financing for their facilities. The financing market can be expected to continue difficult into 2011 and perhaps beyond. For owners of long term care facilities, one bright spot in the financing world has been mortgage financing insured by the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) under Section 232 of the National Housing Act. After all, what is not to like - long terms (35-40 years), low fixed rates, no personal recourse and no required guaranties by high-income individuals. Even better, these loans are assumable by qualified purchasers. Of course, nothing in life is free, and in order to enjoy these benefits, borrowers must comply with a host of specific substantive and procedural requirements.
*This article, “FHA Insured Loans for Long Term Healthcare Facilities: Recent Developments
as a Popular Product Evolves to Meet Growing Needs”, Volume 23, Number 5, first appeared
in The Health Lawyer, an ABA publication, in June 2011.
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