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News & Updates

Program Bulletin #2018-05 - Updated and Simplified Income Limits for all CalHFA First Mortgage Programs

Program Bulletin #2018-04 - Leasehold Estates and Community Land Trusts

Program Bulletin #2018-03 - CalHFA to Offer Limited 203(k) Option on its FHA Loan Programs

Program Bulletin #2018-02 - Documentation and Representation and Warranty Relief for CalHFA Conventional Loan Programs Using Day 1 Certainty™

Program Bulletin #2018-01 - New CalHFA School Teacher and Employee Assistance Program and Discontinuation of Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program

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Program Bulletins by Year - 2011

You can also use the list by subject if you are not sure of the year.

CalHFA Program Bulletins are addendums to the Lender Program Manual and important communication tools to our lending partners. These bulletins are provided in Adobe PDF format and require Adobe Reader to open and view them.

Date Title
#2011-30 California Homebuyer's Downpayment Assistance Program (CHDAP) Revisions
#2011-29 Additional Requirement for CalHFA Annual Lender Recertification
#2011-28 Borrower Affidavit - Revised
#2011-27 Enforcement of Borrower Occupancy Policy, Applications for CalHFA Consent to Rent and Foreclosure Moratorium
#2011-26 Income Limits for CalHFA FHA Program in Federally Designated Targeted Areas
#2011-25 Federally Designated Targeted Area Loan Reservation, Purchase Requirements and Loan Servicing
#2011-24 Cal30 Conventional and CalHFA FHA Loan Reservations No Longer Accepted after October 31, 2011
#2011-23 Changes to CalHFA FHA Purchasing, Reservation, Rate Lock and Extension Policies
#2011-22 Change to Program Bulletin #2011-14 Updates to Requirements for CalHFA Annual Lender Recertification
#2011-21 Updates to the Property Flipping Policy for CalHFA FHA Loan Program
#2011-20 Annual Update to the SFF Program #1 Economically Distressed Areas
#2011-19 Updated Income Limits CHDAP and SFF Program #2
#2011-18 CalHFA Mortgage Insurance Claim Paying Procedures Update
#2011-17 Updated Sales Price Limits
#2011-16 Updated Income Limits
#2011-15 Changes to Minimum Credit Score Requirement for CalHFA FHA Loan Program
#2011-14 Updates to Requirements for CalHFA Annual Lender Recertification
#2011-13 VA Loan Modifications
#2011-12 Conventional Loan Short Sale Mortgage Insurance Claim Filing
#2011-11 Foreclosure Avoidance & Loss Mitigation for CalHFA FHA, VA & USDA/RHS (Government Loans) Using Keep Your Home California Programs
#2011-10 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc (MERS) and the Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Processing Update
#2011-09 Lender-Certified Copies of CalHFA Affidavits Permitted at Loan Purchase
#2011-08 Changes to Interest Rate Lock Policy for CalHFA FHA
#2011-07 CalHFA Loan Modification Program - Update Using Keep Your Home California
#2011-06 Keep Your Home California Summary
#2011-05 Suspension of Temporary Buydowns
#2011-04 Changes to CalHFA Mortgage Insurance Claim Paying Procedures
#2011-03 CalHFA Loan Program Updates
#2011-02 Builder Lock (BLOCK) Forward Commitments Available For 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Developers/Builders
#2011-01 Revised Borrower's Affidavit

Archived Program Bulletins, sorted by year
All Program Bulletins, sorted by subject

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