NAHMA recently received the following message regarding HUDs revised Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide for 2015, which has been released in draft form and is open to comments from stakeholders. HUD will also be hosting several conference calls to answer questions on this draft guide. More information about these calls is presented below.
The draft MAP Guide referenced below may be found on the NAHMA website here
Additionally, HUD included an outline matrix of the substantive revisions from the current version of the MAP Guide. You may find this matrix on the NAHMA website here
Dear Multifamily Partners:
The MAP Guide is HUDs handbook for the administration of all policy and procedures of FHAs MAP multifamily mortgage insurance programs. The current version of the MAP Guide was published in November, 2011. Today, HUD releases a revised MAP Guide in draft form, to solicit feedback from interested stakeholders prior to final publication later this year. Public feedback is invited, as further described below, for a period of 60 days, closing on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
The draft, revised MAP Guide is available electronically at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/MFH_policy_drafts. Attached to this email is an outline of the substantive revisions from the current version of the MAP Guide.
Revisions incorporated in the draft MAP Guide can be categorized into three main areas:
Over the course of the 60 day public feedback period, Multifamily Production will host a number of interactive conference calls to answer questions. The schedule for those calls is:
Thurs, Mar 12, 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Thurs, Mar 26, 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Thurs, Apr 9, 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Thurs, Apr 23, 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)
For each of these calls, please dial 1-877-336-1828, conference ID 6719125#. Due to the limited number of phone lines, please share lines where possible.
Additionally, leadership from Multifamily Housing will be participating in industry association meetings and conferences during the feedback period, to explain revisions included in the draft, and to answer questions about the revisions.
Feedback from representative industry associations, as well as individual organizations or individuals, will be accepted. The draft, revised MAP Guide is available in pdf format. Each chapter is page-numbered, and each page line-numbered for easy reference. Feedback should be submitted electronically using the Response Worksheet which will reference the specific page and line in question, and can be found with the draft, revised MAP Guide on the Multifamily website at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/MFH_policy_drafts. Feedback of a more general nature should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Assistant Secretary