How does a Real Estate Broker, Nonprofit or Government Entity confirm their NAID; check the status of an existing NAID; check their application status; or confirm if HUD has issued their NAID?

To confirm current Name and Address Identification Number (NAID) status, the Principal Broker, Nonprofit, or Government Entity should go to:

  1. The HUD HomeStore website at:;
  2. Click the NAID Application Portal tab on the gray menu bar at the top of the page;
  3. Click the “Here” link inside the message bubble to access the NAID Application Portal;
  4. Click the Find NAID and Check Application Status;  
  5. Select ID Type and enter your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN); and
  6. Click Submit.

The NAID approval or recertification processing time is five (5) business days if we have a complete package.  If you are unable to find your NAID after the 5-business day processing time frame, the Principal Broker can check the status of their application or recertification by contacting the FHA Resource Center at: 1-800-225-5342.
See policy in Handbook 4000.1 I.B.5.c.ii. at:


All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02829