Become a CalHFA Direct Lender

CalHFA works with dozens of 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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Please return all completed documents and required attachments by:

Electronic Submission (Preferred):

CalHFA no longer accepts applications in the form of flash drives, CDs, DVDs or non CalHFA file transfer methods. To send an application please contact lendertraining@calhfa.ca.gov and instructions for submitting an application will be emailed to you shortly.

Original application & cashier check must be sent overnight

Overnight Delivery Address:

California Housing Finance Agency
Single Family Lender Services– MS 915
500 Capitol Mall, Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA  95814

For additional information about this subject, please contact Molly Ellis at 916.326.8680 or Catherine Relyea at 916.326.8077 or by email at LenderTraining@calhfa.ca.gov.

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News & Updates

Dates for December Lender Training have been posted

Latest Bulletins

Program Bulletin #2022-11 - New CalHFA State Reporting Disclosure

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

Latest Enews Announcements

Enews 12/02/22: Change of Subscription Service

Enews 12/01/22: CalHFA subordinate loan program guideline reminders

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

Enews announcements can be found on our Archived Page