D3G was involved in pilot of the Multifamily Accelerated Process (MAP) before it was rolled out to lenders in March of 2002. Pre-2001 the streamlined process initiative was called “Fast-Track” and championed by the Seattle HUD office for the Section 223(f) program. D3G had the fortunate pleasure of working with this streamlined approach, which was successful in reducing HUD’s processing times by providing guidance to 3rd Party due diligence providers. The system of lender delegation was formalized in the initial release of the MAP Guide in 2002, and later updated with the August 2011 Revised MAP Guide.
More recently in January 2016 the MAP Guide was largely rewritten, implementing many of the lessons learned from various HUD multifamily pilots and loan demonstration programs, focusing on HUD’s commitment to affordable housing and energy reduction. D3G is well prepared to navigate clients, lenders, developers and practitioners through the new policy and procedures. Some of the new concepts of the 2016 MAP Guide, which D3G has expertise with include:
- Capital Needs Assessments (CNA)
- CNA eTool (HUD online CNA electronic platform)
- MIP Notice Green Design Intent Certification (e.g. Score of 75)
- ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits
- Statement of Energy Performance (SEP)
- Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI)
- Green Building Certification construction document review (EnergyStar, Enterprise, Southface, Earthcraft, LEED, etc.)
- LIHTC Pilot Architectural Engineering and Cost (AEC) review
- Streamlined Process AEC Review
- Environmental Studies, including 24 CFR Part 50 and HEROs
Please see our 2016 MAP Guide Resources page.
We will continually post documents that are important for our clients and industry partners who want to grasp a greater understanding of the new policy.