Are FHA-approved mortgagees required to complete the Administrative Contact Information in LEAP?

Yes. These fields ensure that official notices are received by the appropriate party. All HUD administrative notices from the HOC Quality Assurance and Processing and Underwriting Divisions, Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance, Mortgagee Review Board (MRB), Office of General Counsel, and OIG will be sent to the administrative contact. These notices may pertain to post endorsement file reviews, lender monitoring activities, requests for indemnification, or additional administrative activities.

The administrative contact is the point of contact associated with the mortgagee’s administrative address, and is the primary contact for all interaction between the mortgagee and FHA.

The Administrative Contact Information fields include Name (First/MI/Last), Phone Number, Fax Number, Email Address and Secondary Email Address.  The e-mail addresses associated with the Administrative Contact will receive all correspondence from LEAP. Mortgagees may choose to enter a shared email address in these fields.

The Administrative Address cannot be a P.O. Box, but must be an actual physical address where an individual can sign for delivery confirmation.  If a mortgagee has multiple addresses, the Administrative Address field should be populated with the address to which correspondence should be sent.

The LEAP User Manual is located at http://www.hud.gov/lenders under the LEAP Information link in the Approvals & Renewals section.

Handbook 4000.1 I.A.6.b.ii. is available at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh.