A Mortgage Alternative For Health Care Facilities

Law360, New York (April 03, 2012, 12:39 PM ET) -- Health care facilities in need of mortgage or long-term leasehold financing have an alternative to traditional institutional financing thanks to the Section 232 Program offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Section 232 of the National Housing Act of 1934 (12 U.S.C. § 1715w) established federally insured mortgage loans for the owners of certain long-term health care facilities. Section 232 is a loan product, insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), for the housing of the "frail elderly," i.e., those in need of...
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