No. Mortgagees should make every effort to submit case binders to FHA as quickly as possible, but they will not be penalized for overdue binder requests caused by their temporary office closures or staff reductions related to COVID-19.
FHA continues to revise its FHA Single Family COVID-19 information as needed to keep stakeholders updated with the latest information about FHA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Related information for FHA mortgagees, borrowers and other interested parties is available at:
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh and on the https://www.hud.gov/answers website.
HQ Policy Determination - COVID-19 guidance