CalHFA uses a network of hundreds of loan officers
CalHFA uses a network of hundreds of 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 or broker loans through them. We have a Preferred Loan Officer program for our superstars, as well as marketing materials to help spread the word about the work we do. Please browse around for more information.
Single Family Leads Program
The California Housing Finance Agency receives hundreds of phone calls and web hits every month, and in the past has directed callers and web visitors to branch offices of CalHFA Approved Lenders. In order to better serve potential homebuyers, CalHFA has implemented the CalHFA Single Family Leads Program to direct callers to qualified CalHFA Loan Officers.
Visit the Lead Program page for details.
Sales Tools & Marketing Materials
CalHFA produces many collateral pieces to both inform homebuyers and help our lending partners with the CalHFA process. Many of the pieces are in downloadable format for convenient printing. Take a look at what we have to offer!
Visit the Sales Tools & Marketing Materials page for details.
Homebuyer Education Requirement
CalHFA firmly believes that homebuyer education and counseling is critical to the success and happiness of a homeowner, and requires homebuyer education and counseling for first-time homebuyers using a CalHFA program.
Who has to take this Homebuyer Education and Counseling course?
Only one occupying first-time borrower on each loan transaction.
How do I take this education and counseling course?
- ONLINE: eHome's eight-hour Homebuyer Education and Counseling course is the only online course accepted by CalHFA. (fee: $99) Other online courses like Frameworks are not acceptable because they do not provide a one-hour, 1-on-1 counseling follow-up session.
- IN-PERSON: face-to-face Homebuyer Education and Counseling through NeighborWorks America or any HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency
(fee: varies by agency)
The Scenario Calculator helps you compare CalHFA loans to determine what loan scenario works best for your client.
File Review StatusUpdated 02/15/2019
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News & Updates
Dates for February Lender Training have been posted
Program Bulletin #2019-08 - Lower Interest Rates for Conventional Loans with no Subordinates
Program Bulletin #2019-07 - CalHFA to Add a 2% ZIP Option and Eliminate the 4% ZIP Option
Program Bulletin #2019-06 - CalHFA to Offer Lower Interest Rates on Conventional First Mortgages for Certain Eligible Borrowers
Program Bulletin #2019-05 - New Borrower's Affidavit and New Restriction on Non-Occupant Co-Signors
Program Bulletin #2019-04 - New Interest Rate for the MyHome and School Program
Program Bulletin #2019-03 - One Promissory Note and One Deed of Trust for All CalHFA Subordinate Loans
Enews announcements can be found on our Archived Page