MAP Guide

On December 18, 2020, HUD issued a revision to the Multifamily Accelerated Processing Guide (2020 MAP Guide). The MAP Guide establishes a national standard of practice and procedure for approved lenders to prepare, underwrite, and submit loan applications for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily mortgage insurance.

The MAP Guide provides guidance for HUD staff, lenders, third party consultants, borrowers, and other industry participants.


Resources and Training

MAP Guide Briefing - Webinar 1

January 21, 2021

  • Chapter 2: Lender Qualifications and Practices paired with Chapter 15: Oversight of MAP Program Requirements
  • Chapter 3: A general summary of program requirements
  • Chapter 5: Architectural and Construction Analysis paired with Chapter 12: Construction Period
  • Chapter 6: Energy and Water Conservation

MAP Guide Briefing - Webinar 2

January 26, 2021

  • Chapter 7: Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Chapter 8: Mortgage Credit
  • Chapter 9: Environmental Review and Requirements

MAP Guide Briefing - Webinar 3

February 2, 2021

  • Chapter 14: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Other Tax Credit Programs
  • Chapter 19: Closing Guide
  • Other key issues gathered from remaining chapters

MAP Guide Briefing - Webinar 4

March 9, 2021

  • Chapter 9: Environmental Review and Requirements
  • Radon gas detection, testing, and remediation in multifamily properties applying for FHA mortgage insurance

MAP Guide Briefing - Webinar 5

March 17, 2021

  • Chapter 9: Environmental Review and Requirements
  • Delegation to FHA Lenders to initiate Section 106 Consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs) under certain circumstances

MAP Guide Navigation Video Tutorial

This video tutorial demonstrates how to navigate HUD’s MAP Guide.


Ask A Question

MAP Guide Policy Questions

If you have a policy question related to the MAP Guide generally, please submit your inquiry through HUD Exchange Ask A Question. A Subject Matter Expert will review and respond to your question.

Who can submit a question? HUD staff, lenders, third-party consultants, borrowers, and other industry participants.

To learn more about the MAP Guide AAQ and how to submit your question, watch this video.

Project-Specific Underwriting Questions

If you have an underwriting question related to a specific project, submit your inquiry to the assigned HUD underwriter in a HUD Regional Center.