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

How to become a CalHFA-approved lender >>

How to remain a CalHFA-approved lender >>

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 340
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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File Review Status

Updated 10/18/2019

Post-closing

News & Updates

Dates for November Lender Training have been posted

Program Bulletin #2019-22 - Updated Minimum Credit Score Requirements for All Borrowers

Program Bulletin #2019-21 - Updated CalHFA Subordinate Deed of Trust Reflecting MERS Changes

Program Bulletin #2019-20 - Discontinuation of the Cal-EEM + Grant Loan Program

Enews announcements can be found on our Archived Page

Suspense Inquiries

For suspense items, refer to our MAS

Files in suspense status will only be reviewed once all suspense items are uploaded into MAS. Files are reviewed in date order and are given a rush review.

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