One of the parts of the HUD loan application and approval process is getting a HUD seismic assessment, which is needed if your HUD 221(d)(4) project is located in seismic zones 3 or 4. Seismic zones 3 and 4 (based on 1997 UBC seismic zone maps) are generally located in areas including all of California, large amounts of Alaska and Hawaii, some Oregon, Washington, and Nevada, and a small amount of Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Arkansas.
If you're interested in building multifamily housing, a HUD 221(d)(4) loan can be a great way to finance your project. But who is eligible to build a project with a HUD 221(d)(4) loan? Well, as long the borrower/developer has requisite experience and financial credentials, and HUD approves the project, almost any reputable organization or individual is edible for an FHA 221(d)(4) loan for multifamily construction.