Program Bulletins

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.

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2020 Program Bulletins
Bulletin # Title
#2020-08 Updated Income Limits for All CalHFA First and Subordinate Mortgages
#2020-07 Elimination of Sales Price Limits
#2020-06 Updated Debt-to-Income Ratio Requirements for All Borrowers
#2020-05 CalHFA Subordinate Note & Deed of Trust Updates
#2020-04 MyHome Interest Rate Decreases to 2.50%
#2020-03 CalHFA Single Family Lending Continuity of Business Operations
#2020-02 CalHFA to Offer Fannie Mae’s Homestyle Energy Loan Option on its Conventional Loan Programs
#2020-01 Changes to the MyHome and School Teacher and Employee Assistance Programs

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


Updates and changes will be announced from time to time via a Program Bulletin ("Program Bulletin" or "Program Bulletins") and Lenders should sign up for Enews announcements and monitor CalHFA’s website for specific Program Bulletin updates and changes to the Program Manual.

Whenever possible, CalHFA will provide its Lenders a five (5) business day notice via a CalHFA Program Bulletin or Enews announcement regarding program and policy changes.

Some exceptions may apply to the notification policy, such as daily interest rate announcements and changes directed by other state (e.g. State Treasurer’s Office), federal (e.g. GSEs, FHA) or private (e.g. Master Servicer and Mortgage Insurance provider) partners who have not allowed sufficient time for a 5-day notification.

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News & Updates

Latest Bulletins

Program Bulletin #2020-08 - Updated Income Limits for All CalHFA First and Subordinate Mortgages

Program Bulletin #2020-07 - Elimination of Sales Price Limits

Program Bulletin #2020-06 - Updated Debt-to-Income Ratio Requirements for All Borrowers

Latest Enews Announcements

Enews 06/11/20: CalHFA's June At-Home Update With Molly Ellis

Enews 06/02/20: CalHFA Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday, And Staff Are Working Remotely

Enews 06/01/20: CalHFA Is Conducting Business During Protests

Enews announcements can be found on our Archived Page