December 5, 2023 — HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing sent out the following information:

Dear Multifamily Stakeholders,

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published a Housing Notice and Mortgagee Letter today announcing the elimination of the 10 percent Assurance of Completion escrow in certain Multifamily 223(f) transactions that include new Low Income Housing Tax Credit proceeds. This change is intended to further incentivize borrowers and lenders to use HUD’s 223(f) financing authority to promote affordable housing. This change became effective on December 4, 2023.