If you're looking to purchase a condominium property and it must be approved prior to your purchasing there, you can work with a lender who can get the association in question approved via your regular loan approval process (even if they're not currently and/or never have been FHA/VA approved in the past).
I'd suggest contacting Sam Sharp at Guaranteed Rate. I've had past success with their company in getting non-FHA approved buildings approved for my buyers. Sam can be reached at:
Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Chicago Consulting Group
716 E. 47th St. Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 770-5947 (cell) (312) 577-0985 (fax)
Condo Approval Professionals LLC