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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Program Bulletins - Current Year

2022 Program Bulletins
Bulletin # Title
#2022-01 Updated Subordinate Loan Documents
#2022-02 Updated Minimum Credit Score Requirements for All Borrowers
#2022-03 Elimination of the Cap on MyHome Assistance Program
#2022-04 CalHFA Announces Forgivable Equity Builder Loan
#2022-05 CalHFA ADU Grant Program Updates
#2022-06 Updated Income Limits for all CalHFA First and MyHome Assistance Program
#2022-07 Updates to the Maximum DTI
#2022-08 Change in Extension Fees on CalHFA’s First Mortgage Loan Products
#2022-09 Forgivable Equity Builder Loan Updates to Combined-Loan-to-Value
#2022-10 Discontinuation of the Forgivable Equity Builder Loan

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

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Latest Bulletins

Program Bulletin #2022-10 - Discontinuation of the Forgivable Equity Builder Loan

Program Bulletin #2022-09 - Forgivable Equity Builder Loan Updates to Combined-Loan-to-Value

Program Bulletin #2022-08 - Change in Extension Fees on CalHFA's First Mortgage Loan Products

Latest Enews Announcements

Enews 11/21/22: Program Bulletin #2022-10

Enews 10/19/22: Buydowns - Permanent & Temporary

Enews 10/18/22: Updated ADU Grant Term Sheet

Enews announcements can be found on our Archived Page