Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook) is a consolidated, consistent, and comprehensive source of FHA Single Family Housing policy.

  • Consolidated: Hundreds of FHA Handbooks, Mortgagee Letters, Housing Notices, and other policy documents have been consolidated into this single source. This eliminates the need for mortgagees and other stakeholders in FHA transactions to search through multiple stand-alone policy documents to find precise and current policy information.
  • Consistent: The SF Handbook’s consistent format of “Definition, Standard, and Documentation” supports greater understanding, easier use, and a better source for mortgagees to extend the wide range of FHA products and programs across a broader spectrum of eligible borrowers.
  • Comprehensive: The SF Handbook is well on its way to becoming a comprehensive source of Single Family Housing policy. While not yet complete, the SF Handbook currently has everything a lending entity needs to become FHA approved; to originate and receive an FHA insurance endorsement; to service; and to adhere to FHA’s quality control policies for almost all Title II forward mortgages—the bulk of FHA volume.
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