When the recession hit in 2008, HUD (they run FHA, VA, etc) declared ALL condo and town home communities were NOT FHA/VA approved, and would need to resubmit their papers to get approved.
It is somewhat complicated why they did this, but the idea was to clean up HUD's review of all communities. You can visit http://www.HUD.gov
and see all the communities in Houston and if they are approved. Also, one of the main requirements for approval is the community be +51% owner occupied. When the recession hit and nothing was selling, many home owners had to lease their units thus the renter/owner ratio is heavy renter in many places.
How do they get approved? Someone need to download the paperwork from the web site, fill it out, and send it back. The Houston area is covered by the FHA office in Denver. It can be anyone, but likely the management for a community will have the information needed. Lenders do not get communities approved. If you like a community, you would likely need to get assistance from home owners as well as their management company.
If you can get this done, units within the community will be easier to sell and prices will likely go up. Until then, cash or +20% down will be the only way to purchase a NON-approved condo.