Act means the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1702 et seq.).
Claim means a single family insured mortgage for which the Secretary pays an insurance claim within 24 months after the mortgage is insured.
Default means a single family insured mortgage in default for 90 or more days within 24 months after the mortgage is insured.
Lender or Title I lender means a financial institution that:
(a) Holds a valid Title I Contract of Insurance and is approved by the Secretary under this part as a supervised lender under § 202.6, a nonsupervised lender under § 202.7, an investing lender under § 202.9, or a governmental or similar institution under § 202.10; or
(b) Is under suspension or held a Title I contract that has been terminated but remains responsible for servicing or selling Title I loans that it holds and is authorized to file insurance claims on such loans.
Loan or Title I loan means a loan authorized for insurance under Title I of the Act.
Mortgage, Title II mortgage or insured mortgage means a mortgage or loan insured under Title II or Title XI of the Act.
Mortgagee or Title II mortgagee means a mortgage lender that is approved to participate in the Title II programs as a supervised mortgagee under § 202.6, a nonsupervised mortgagee under § 202.7, an investing mortgagee under § 202.9, or a governmental or similar institution under 202.10.
Multifamily mortgagee means a mortgagee approved to participate only in multifamily Title II programs, except that for purposes of § 202.8(b)(1) the term also means a mortgagee approved to participate in both single family and multifamily Title II programs.
Normal rate means the rate of defaults and claims on insured mortgages for the geographic area served by a HUD field office, or other area designated by the Secretary, in which a mortgagee originates mortgages.
Origination approval agreement means the Secretary's agreement that a mortgagee is approved to originate single family insured mortgages.
Title I program(s) means an insurance program or programs authorized by Title I of the Act.
Title II program(s) means an insurance program or programs authorized by Title II or Title XI of the Act.