The Secretary is hereby authorized to insure any mortgage otherwise eligible for insurance under any of the provisions of this chapter without regard to any requirement with respect to the occupancy of the mortgagor of the property at the time of insurance, where the Secretary is satisfied that the inability of the mortgagor to meet such requirement is by reason of his entry on active duty in a uniformed service subsequent to the filing of an application for insurance and the mortgagor expresses an intent to meet such requirement upon his release from active duty.
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this Act", meaning act June 27, 1934, ch. 847, 48 Stat. 1246, which is classified principally to this chapter (§1701 et seq.). For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
1988—Pub. L. 100–242 substituted "with respect to the occupancy of the mortgagor" for "that the mortgagor be the occupant" and "meet such requirement" for "occupy the property" wherever appearing.
1970—Pub. L. 91–621 substituted "on active duty in a uniformed service" and "release from active duty" for "into military service" and "discharge from military service".
1967—Pub. L. 90–19 substituted "Secretary" for "Commissioner" wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–242 applicable only with respect to mortgages insured pursuant to conditional commitment issued on or after Feb. 5, 1988, or in accordance with direct endorsement program (24 CFR 200.163), if approved underwriter of mortgagee signs appraisal report for property on or after Feb. 5, 1988, see section 406(d) of Pub. L. 100–242, set out as a note under section 1709 of this title.