Mandatory Use Date for FHA Catalyst Extended to 2023

Mandatory Use Date for FHA Catalyst Extended to 2023

The Federal Housing Administration has extended the mandatory use dates for mortgagees to submit appraisals for single-family forward and reverse mortgage endorsements through the FHA Catalyst: EAD Module. Details were published in Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2022-04.

Mortgagees should note the revised transition dates below:

  • Effective on and after March 14, 2023, appraisal delivery through the FHA Catalyst: EAD Module is mandatory for all cases unless a previous appraisal version has been submitted to the legacy EAD portal.
  • For cases with a previous appraisal submission in the legacy EAD portal before March 14, 2023, appraisal resubmissions may continue to be delivered through the legacy EAD portal until April 17, 2023.
  • After April 17, 2023, appraisal submissions for all cases, regardless of previous submission status, must be delivered through the FHA Catalyst: EAD Module.

FHA noted that these revised dates were implemented in response to industry feedback that FHA received regarding the transition timeline announced in Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2021-23 on September 15, 2021. Mortgagees and their technology service providers are encouraged to use the additional time to prepare for integration and should refer to the FHA Catalyst: EAD Module web page for more information. Further information related to onboarding and registration will be communicated at a later date.

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.