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Quick Start for Single Family Originating Lenders (Title II)

Single Family Originating Lenders (Title II)
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Frequently Asked Questions
FHA Connection Guide
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Federal Agencies and Non-FHA Lenders Using CAIVRS
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FHA-approved lenders can use the Single Family Origination functions of the FHA Connection. Below are links to essential information on accessing and using the FHA Connection.  
Register for the FHA Connection: The lender designates two to four employees to administer the user IDs of its employees. They must register as FHA Connection Application Coordinators. Once established, other employees can register as standard users. To register, click here and follow the instructions for the FHA-approved Lender user type.
FHA Connection User ID Administration: The FHA Connection Application Coordinators grant the lender's users access to FHA Connection functions. See User Administration [PDF] in the FHA Connection Guide and Frequently Asked Questions - ID Maintenance.
Sign on to the FHA Connection: The Application Coordinator notifies employees of their user IDs. Once an FHA Connection user ID is issued, the user can sign on to the FHA Connection. The password entered on the FHA Connection registration form is used to initially sign on to the FHA Connection and must be changed immediately after signing on. If the password is forgotten and must be reset, it is reset to the last six digits of the user's Social Security Number. See Signing on/off of the FHA Connection [PDF] in the FHA Connection Guide.
FHA Connection Orientation: To get acquainted with the FHA Connection environment, see Site Map [PDF], Using the FHA Connection [PDF] in the FHA Connection Guide, and Process a Mortgage for FHA Insurance.
Single Family Origination Functions: Below are links to information on the basic Single Family Origination functions and menus. Authorization to use the functions must be granted by the lender's FHA Connection Application Coordinator.
Case Processing
Counseling Functions
Condominium Functions
FHA Approval Lists
Origination Reports
Upfront Premium Collection
Using Sponsored Originators: Information on Sponsored Originators is included in the following FHA Connection Guide modules: FHA Approval Lists [PDF] and Case Number Assignment [PDF].
Lender Functions: The Lender Functions menu provides access to lender-related information, depending on the user's FHA Connection authorizations. Below are links to information on the Lender Functions menu options.
Application Coordinators
Electronic Appraisal Delivery Sign Up
Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP)
Lender Insurance Acknowledgment
Lender Insurance Contact
Lender Insurance History
TOTAL Scorecard Acknowledgment
Loan Review System (LRS): Lenders use LRS to interact with the FHA on most of the Title II single family quality control processes. Information on accessing LRS is included in the Loan Review System (LRS) module [PDF] of the FHA Connection Guide.
FHA Lenders Page: The Lenders page on the HUD.GOV website provides links to information related to the FHA Connection such as FHA Connection Business to Government (B2G), TOTAL Scorecard, Lender Insurance (LI) program, and How to Become an FHA Lender. To go to the FHA Lenders page, click here.