Does HUD Owe You A Refund? (2024)

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Access to this information is intended only for individuals or authorized agents who are requesting a premium refund or distributive share payment of a previously owned FHA property and received HUD form 27050-B directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development within the past 180 days; and agents with express written consent acting directly on behalf of the qualified property owner.

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Authority:Section 203(a) of the National Housing Act of 1934 (12 U.S.C. § 1709(a)); 24 CFR 203.35. Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 3535(d)); 24 CFR 5.210; 24 CFR 200.1101. The Housing Community Devlopment Act of 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3543(a). Section 4 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, 31 U.S.C. § 7701(b). Section 31001 of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. § 3711(g)(9). FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 Purpose:The mission of HUD's Office of Financial Services - Single Family Insurance Operations Division (SFIOD) is to pay eligible homeowner refunds or distributive share payments. HUD will make every effort to ensure payment owed to homeowners is done in a cost-effective and timely manner.Routine Uses:The information collected by the HUD-27050-B will be used by SFIOD to evaluate and correctly process refunds or distributive share payments. The information will not be disclosed outside HUD without your consent except to verify its accuracy with FHA lenders; to appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when HUD needs to mitigate a breach or incident involving PII; to authorized requesters or third party tracers to locate homeowner refund information; to authorized federal agencies for disbursem*nt of funds or authorized inquiries; and to Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies for investigation purposes.Disclosure:All the information requested on the HUD-27050-B is voluntary. Failure to provide information may delay the processing, or result in the rejection, of the individual's application for a refund or distributive share. SORN ID/URL:

If your name is found, call 1-800-697-6967 to get your refund. If your name is not found, but you believe that you are owed a refund, call this same toll free number to ask about your status.

For more information about refunds from HUD/FHA, read ourfact sheet.

Search our database to find out if you are due a refund

  • Enter your last name or
  • Enter your FHA case number (first 3 digits, a dash and the next 7 digits, example: 051-4567890).
  • Enter the city of the property you had FHA-insured (optional)
  • Select the state of the property you had FHA-insured (optional)

You do not need to pay another person or firm to assist you in collecting your refund or share payment. If you need help with this form, call our support center at (800) 697-6967 or email us at

  • to request a refund application, or
  • check on the status of your refund, or
  • your name does not appear, but you believe that you are owed a refund

E-mail, FAX, Upload or Mail: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) allows homeowners to submit all documentation related to their application for a mortgage insurance premium refund to, by faxing it to (301) 572-8079 or by uploading documents through the Premium Refund Application Upload webpage.

Third Party Tracer Application - PDF available here

  • The purpose of the third party tracer application is for a claimant to authorize a third party tracer to fill out a form HUD-27050-B and apply for a homeowner refund on the claimant's behalf.
  • Who should fill out this form:
    • Any claimant who has been contacted by a third party tracer and intends to authorize that tracer to apply for a refund on behalf of the claimant.
    • Any third party tracer who intends to apply for a refund on behalf of a claimant.

Please read FHA Refund Alerts!

Does HUD Owe You A Refund? (2024)
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