|Type of User
Family or Multifamily)|
The organization must designate an employee to act as an Application Coordinator.
For Single Family Housing and Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) lenders, a maximum of four Application Coordinators are allowed. For Multifamily Housing lenders, a maximum of two Application Coordinators are allowed. Application Coordinators
maintain the FHA Connection user IDs for the entire organization (besides using
the FHA Connection applications for which they are authorized). If the request
for an Application Coordinator ID is approved, a notification letter disclosing
the ID is mailed within 7 to 10 days to the organization's home office mailing
address, to the attention of the organization's chief executive officer (CEO).
Upon final approval by the CEO, the FHA Connection user ID is provided to the
Application Coordinator. |
For additional registration information, see FHA Connection Registration Procedures in the FHA Connection Guide and Frequently Asked Questions - Registration and Sign-on.
Prior to applying for an Application Coordinator
ID, the applicant should verify the mailing
address HUD has on record for the organization to avoid possible mailing delays.
An Application Coordinator applicant is required
to complete the Application Coordinator
Registration form to obtain an FHA Connection user ID. |
Once the Application Coordinator receives an ID,
other employees of the organization (Standard Users) can request FHA Connection
user IDs for themselves by completing the Standard
User Registration form. |
All registration forms are processed overnight.
An e-mail message is sent to the e-mail address provided on the applicant's registration
form notifying the applicant if an FHA Connection user ID was issued. If an ID
was not issued, an explanation is provided. |
The Application Coordinator obtains the ID issued
for the Standard User by accessing FHA Connection ID Administration through the
FHA Connection's ID Maintenance menu. The Application Coordinator grants the Standard
User the appropriate FHA Connection application authorizations (see User
Administration in the FHA Connection Guide for details). The FHA Connection
user ID is then disclosed to the Standard User by the Application Coordinator.
Application Coordinators can maintain their own FHA Connection user ID information
and grant themselves the appropriate FHA Connection application authorizations.
Note: To establish
a service bureau for a Title II lender, send a request via e-mail to LenderAssistance@hud.gov.
Mortgagee Letter 97-33 explains the information that must be included in the request.
To establish a service bureau for a Title I lender, call the Premiums Help Line
at (800) 669-5152, x2832. For additional information, see Service Bureau Administration in the FHA Connection Guide.
Prior to applying for an FHA Connection user ID, the appraiser should verify that HUD has the correct address by using
the Appraisers lookup. An appraiser listed on the FHA Appraiser Roster is required to complete the Appraiser
Registration form. Once HUD reviews and approves the request, an FHA Connection
user ID is issued. The registration form is processed overnight. An e-mail message
is sent to the e-mail address provided on the applicant's registration form notifying
the applicant of the FHA Connection user ID that was issued. If an ID was not issued,
an explanation is provided. A notification letter disclosing the ID is mailed
to the appraiser within 7 to 10 days to the address HUD has on record for the
appraiser. Note: An appraiser
participating in HUD's Appraiser Review process as a prime contractor or desk reviewer contractor must contact the appropriate Homeownership Center
(HOC) and request that the appraiser's FHA Connection user ID be linked to the
name HUD has on record for the contractor. Contractor information
is maintained by the Appraiser Review data manager for each HOC. |
or Independent Public Accountant (IPA) Using LEAP
Auditors and independent public accountants (IPA)
are required to obtain FHA Connection user IDs as "Independent users"
in order to assist HUD business partners (i.e., FHA-approved lenders) with their
annual lender audit. Currently, they are auditor submitters and independent public
accountants. Independent users can register for online access to the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP) by completing the Independent User Registration through HUD's Secure System.
The registration form is processed overnight. An e-mail message is sent to the
e-mail address provided on the applicant's registration form containing the FHA
Connection user ID issued for the applicant. If an ID was not issued, an explanation
is provided. After an ID is issued, the Application Coordinator of the lender
the Independent user is assisting grants the appropriate LEAP user role. The Independent
user can then access LEAP from the Lender Functions menu on the FHA Connection. |
|CAIVRS for Federal Agencies
and Non-FHA Approved Lenders
Registration for secure Internet use of the Credit Alert Verification Report
System (CAIVRS) by employees of participating CAIVRS Federal agencies and non-FHA
lending institutions is available at the CAIVRS
Subsidiary Ledger Business Partners|| Registration
for secure Internet use of the FHA Subsidiary
Ledger is available to HUD business partners. |
|Housing Counselors and Counseling Agency Application Coordinators
for secure Internet use of the Housing Counseling functions
is available to participating counselors and their agencies. |