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 Series

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

Webinar 2

January 26, 2021

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

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

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

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.

ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standard Training Series

Why It Exists and Relates to Title Insurance

January 25, 2022

  • History of the American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors (ALTA/NSPS) Land Title Survey Standard
  • Basic structure of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standard and its connection to title insurance

Sections 6 & 7 – Preparation and Certification

January 26, 2022

  • Survey preparation and certification

Understanding the Optional Items of Table A

January 27, 2022

  • How surveyors can address optional items listed in Table A of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standard

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.