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Midwest Multifamily Production

Production Staff Directory

Application Submission Protocol

Electronic Closing Documents Instructions


Production Leadership

Stephen Ott, Production Division Director - Chicago
Stephen.P.Ott@hud.gov
(312) 913-8164

Branch Chief Teams

Underwriting Branch 1 (Chicago)
Lesley Johnson, Branch Chief
Lesley.E.Johnson@hud.gov
(312) 913-8266

Technical Specialist Branch 1 (Chicago)
John Schneider, Branch Chief
John.Schneider@hud.gov
(312) 913-8129

Underwriter Branch 3 (Detroit)
Christopher Nielsen, Branch Chief
Christopher.M.Nielsen@hud.gov
(313) 234-7511

Technical Specialist Branch 2 (Detroit)
Eric Golicz, Branch Chief
Eric.J.Golicz@hud.gov
(313) 234-7496

Underwriter Branch 4 (Minneapolis)
Ray Stiles, Branch Chief
Ray.Stiles@hud.gov
(612) 843-6443

Application Submission Protocol

All applications for the Multifamily Midwest Region, including projects located in IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI, must be sent to a single point of contact for processing. The following procedures will be implemented to ensure the timely processing of applications:

  1. Early requests for FHA #s in conjunction with Pay.gov application fee submissions should be sent to the following email using the template provided below:
    chi.fhanumber@hud.gov
    FHA Number Request Template
     
  2. Lenders will submit  2 electronic copies (USB thumb drives) of the applications to:
    Chicago Regional Center
    Production Division
    Attention: Lesley Johnson
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    77 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2300
    Chicago, IL 60604-3507

     
  3. Applications will be uploaded and assigned to the Regional Office or a Satellite Office for processing;
     
  4. Lenders will be notified of the office processing the application and receive instructions from the assigned underwriter on where to forward hard copies of the application;
     
  5. All concept meetings will be conducted in the respective Regional Center or Satellite Office. The Concept Meeting Coordinators are listed below along with their respective states.

Electronic Closing Documents Instructions

Lenders agree to provide, within five (5) business days after closing, a USB flash drive containing electronic copies of the fully executed and otherwise collected closing documents. The USB flash drive should be submitted to the assigned HUD closing coordinator. The files must be in PDF format. Please include the iREMS Property ID in the file name and follow the file naming conventions found here: