|FHA Connection is a secure website made available by HUD for the use of FHA-approved lenders. The lenders can enjoy real-time access to the unbound resources residing on federal computers in order to originate and service FHA loans. Those already registered are provided with a user ID and password to log in the secure network. If you are an approved lender but do not possess your unique login ID, you can click the registration link to complete the enrolment process.
Apart from the approved lender, FHA Connection is available for people like approved appraiser, service bureau, ONAP-approved lender, FHA approved contractor participating in HUD’s underwriter review, employees of federal agencies using Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAIVRS), Auditor or Independent Public Accountant (IPA) using LASS, FHA subsidiary ledger business partners, FHA HECM Housing Counselors and Counseling Agency Application Coordinators.
There may be different registration procedures for different user types, but each of them must have a user ID and password to log in to the FHA Connection. An organization must have an application coordinator who is responsible for maintaining the user IDs for the entire organization. There is a separate application coordinator registration form that must be filled in and sent to obtain the user ID for an application coordinator. The other employees of the organization can then use the standard user registration form to obtain their individual IDs.
With FHA Connection, it becomes an easy task to request and update a case number, reassign appraisers, record appraisal and mortgagor insurance information, request duplicate mortgage insurance certificate, change borrower, retrieve title approval information, submit delinquent data and view status of MIP receipt. For more information, you can refer to the guide available online.
You can download the user guide and training modules from the FHA Connection website. These documents are in PDF format, which can also be saved or printed for easy reference at a later time. Some of the highlights of these training modules include Case Number Assignment, Neighborhood Watch, How to sign on and off, Lodging an Appraisal, Title Approval Status, Mortgage Calculator, and Lender Resources.
You can find additional resources on condo approval, approved condos, appraiser roster, appraisal logging, country codes, ADP Code, password reset, hours of operation and more on the HUD website. The Mortgagee Letter 98-13 contains all regulatory details and for technical support you can refer to Quick Start Guide. For questions and queries, contact the nearest Homeownership Center. Additional resources include a FAQ section, HOC Reference Guide and Section 3-01.