Loans from FHA-approved lenders (Federal Housing Authority) follow most of the same steps as conventional loans. As you might expect, because a Federal agency is involved in the loan, there may be just a bit more paperwork.
The FHA has worked hard to speed up the origination process. Their innovations include options for applying without face-to-face meetings, via telephone and video conference.
Search for FHA-approved lenders in your area, and get in touch with them to find out about current programs and options for your situation.