The Neighborhood Watch Early Warning system (Neighborhood Watch) is a secure web-based application designed to provide comprehensive data querying, reporting and analysis capabilities for tracking the performance of loans originated, underwritten, and serviced by FHA-approved lending institutions. It is used by FHA for monitoring Mortgagees as well as aiding Mortgagees and the public in self-policing the industry. The system is designed to provide information about the performance of loans that are originated, underwritten and serviced by FHA-approved lending institutions by highlighting instances of high defaults and claims among lending institutions by geographic area, loan characteristic, and other factors.
There are two versions of Neighborhood Watch:
The general public may access the public version of Neighborhood Watch at the following link, which does not require a password or user ID: https://entp.hud.gov/sfnw/public/
FHA approved Mortgagees and HUD employees access Neighborhood Watch via FHA Connection (FHAC) at https://entp.hud.gov/sfnw/nw/
- Mortgagee employees will need to contact an FHA Connection Application Coordinator for their institution in order to have access granted.
- HUD employees must first be registered in FHA Connection and then have a supervisor submit a Centralized HUD Account Management Process (CHAMP) request for access to Neighborhood Watch.
A comprehensive list of Help topics can be found in Neighborhood Watch under the “Help/About” tab on the Neighborhood Watch home page.