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Research Information Using the FHA Connection

Use the following FHA Connection business tasks to research and gather supporting information. Place your mouse cursor over an item below to get more information.

ADP Codes Selection or ADP Codes Use ADP Codes Selection or ADP Codes to find the appropriate Automated Data Processing (ADP) code for processing the mortgage for FHA insurance. See Site Map. Research Papers
Appraisers Use Appraisers to find an FHA-approved appraiser and license ID. See Site Map.
CAIVRS Authorization Use CAIVRS Authorization to check if the borrower has a Federal loan that is currently in default or foreclosure or has had a claim paid by a reporting Federal agency within the last three years. See Site Map.
Condominiums If the property is a condominium, use Condominiums to determine if it is FHA-approved and get the condominium ID and phase information. See Site Map.
Counseling CertificateIf necessary, use Counseling Certificate to get the nine-digit number issued through the FHA Connection for the completed Certificate of HECM Counseling, form HUD-92902. See Site Map.
HECM Counseling Agencies Use HECM Counseling Agencies to request a list of FHA-approved housing counseling agencies, and the counselors employed by each agency, that provide Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling. See Site Map.
HECM Counselors Use HECM Counselors to request a list of FHA-approved housing counselors, employed by FHA-approved housing counseling agencies, that provide HECM counseling. See Site Map.
Mortgage Limits Use Mortgage Limits to determine the maximum mortgage amount allowed by the FHA for the property location. See Site Map.
Sponsored Originator Maintenance Use Sponsored Originator Maintenance to establish a mortgage banker (including an FHA-approved lender) or mortgage broker as a sponsored originator. Once established, the mortgage banker or broker (sponsored originator) can originate mortgages for an FHA-approved lender (sponsor). See Site Map.
Underwriters Use Underwriters to get a list of underwriters employed by the requesting lender by FHA ID, name, location, employment date, and/or status. Use Underwriter Registry to add or change a Direct Endorsement (DE) underwriter. See Site Map.
Notes: For a refinanced HECM, you must have the FHA case number of the prior FHA-insured HECM. HECM Desktop Calculator and HECM Payment Plan Modification software are available from the HUD.GOV website for estimating amounts.