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Updated 09/30/2016
Loans in line Review Date

Compliance

112 Sept 26

Post-closing

MyHome/ZIP/ECTP

249 Sept 23

Subordinations

8 Sept. 28

News & Updates

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Get to know CalHFA and our programs

Program Bulletin #2016-17 CalHFA Adds Additional Rate Lock Option

Program Bulletin #2016-16 Update to the CalHFA Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Tax Credit Program Fees

Program Bulletin #2016-15 Expansion of and Updates to the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program (ECTP)

Program Bulletin #2016-14 Updated Sales Price Limits for the CalHFA Mortgage Credit Certificate Tax Credit Program

Program Bulletin #2016-13 Updated Income Limits for all CalHFA Loan Programs and CalHFA Mortgage Credit Certificate Tax Credit Program

Did You Know?

Lenders receive a 1% Service Release Premium in addition to the origination fee on all CalHFA first mortgages!

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  • MyHome Assistance Program: Down payment and closing cost help for first-time homebuyers
  • CalPLUS with ZIP: 30-year, fixed rate first mortgage packaged with down payment assistance
  • New save energy and money CalEEM + Grant Additional 4% Grant for energy upgrades with a 30year fixed EEM Mortgage. Click for more info.
  • Grade A+ Extra Credit Teacher Program Extra financial help for staff at California public schools. Click for more info.
  • Tax credits- Mortgage Credit Certificate: Lower your taxes with our federal tax credit program. Click for more info.

CalHFA works with dozens of partner lending institutions.

The Single Family Division provides low interest rate home financing to low to moderate income homebuyers in California, as well as down payment and closing cost assistance. This section includes program descriptions, loan forms, interest rates, income and sales price limits and more.

In addition to the information organized in the above tabs, we've also provided a page dedicated to your role in the homebuying process. Visit the page below that best describes your job function to acquire information and tools specifically for you.

Direct Lenders

CalHFA works with partner lending institutions to offer low interest rate loans to low to moderate income homebuyers. Becoming a CalHFA Approved Lender may take some time, and the time is worth it, both to your bottom line and to your community. We hope you read further about the benefits of becoming a CalHFA approved lender, and what the process entails.
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Loan Officers

CalHFA uses a network loan officers to help market and sell its loan products to low to moderate income homebuyers. These loan officers must work for one of our CalHFA Approved Lenders. We also administer the CalHFA Single Family Leads Program that recognizes the most knowledgeable loan officers; as well as provide marketing materials to help spread the word about the work we do. Please browse around for more information.
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Brokers

Brokers who work with low to moderate income homebuyers can get access to CalHFA products through CalHFA approved lenders that wholesale CalHFA loans. Brokers may participate in our Preferred Loan Officer program, as well as use any of our marketing materials to help spread the word. 
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Realtors & Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents are often the first point of contact for people purchasing a home, and CalHFA recognizes their importance to homebuying. CalHFA has marketing materials to help your clients make an informed choice about their home loans, and is also proud of its quick turnaround times for loan processing when you have a tight deadline for closing escrow. Please look around this section for more information on how becoming familiar with CalHFA loans can help your business, even with non-first-time homebuyers.
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Localities/Nonprofits

One of the most important benefits of using a CalHFA loan for a homebuyer is the access it provides to down payment assistance programs provided by California's local public agencies and nonprofit organizations. CalHFA is eager to form partnerships with local city and county government agencies, as they provide affordable housing inventory and down payment assistance. .
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