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FHA Connection is an online system that allows authorized lenders and FHA business partners to access FHA computer systems to originate loans.

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What is the FHA Connection?

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The FHA Connection is an online system that allows authorized lenders and FHA business partners to access FHA computer systems to originate loans. The FHA Connection requires an FHA Connection user ID and password, and the ID can take between seven and ten days to reach an applicant.

A company must designate no more than two people to act as the company's Application Coordinators. These coordinators maintain FHA Connection user ID numbers for the entire company and carry out the FHA Connection work they are authorized to do.

Using FHA Connection lenders can begin a new case using Computerized Home Underwriting Management System, update existing cases in the system and do insurance applications. These are just a few of the many functions available.

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