​​ CHFA eNews: Home Finance
chfa enews - home finance 
April 26, 2016

updates from chfa h​ome finance



changes to loan amounts

Please remember that if you make a change to a loan amount after CHFA has completed its Program Compliance review, you must notify CHFA and update the CHFA DPA Grant Award letter to reflect the revised DPA Grant amount.

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current year tax returns

As a reminder, for reservations made on or after the IRS tax filing deadline (April 18, 2016, this year) the borrower’s 2015 tax returns are required. Submission of 2014 tax returns or a filing extension in lieu of 2015 returns is not permitted.

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new affordable housing restrictions approval certification

A new Affordable Housing Restrictions Approval Certification (CHFA Form 780) has been added to the CHFA website. This form is used to certify that the affordable housing restriction applicable to the subject property complies with the insurer/guarantor or Fannie Mae requirements for such restrictions. CHFA Form 780 or documented approval from the applicable insurer/guarantor/investor must be included in loan files submitted for CHFA Program Compliance review where the underlying property contains an affordable housing restriction, including but not limited to, a deed restriction, affordable housing covenant, or a land trust or leasehold.

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cobranded marketing materials now available

CHFA has developed marketing materials that can be cobranded with CHFA Participating Lender logos and contact information. Program flyers, email templates, and information on obtaining a CHFA Participating Lender badge are available on the Marketing and Cobranding page on the CHFA website. Use these materials to market CHFA products to your borrowers.

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technical updates to the chfa seller’s guide

Some minor updates and technical corrections have been made to the CHFA Seller’s Guide. Most important, further clarification has been added regarding CHFA’s acceptance of borrower qualifying income for purposes of determining income eligibility for most CHFA programs (see Section 501.A).

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plan ahead – chfa homebuyer education classes are filling up fast!

CHFA-sponsored homebuyer education classes are experiencing extremely high demand and are filling up quickly. Please ensure that borrowers plan ahead and register for a class early. In addition, efforts are underway to meet the increased demand for classes and many new courses will be offered in May. Please see the CHFA Homebuyer Education Class Schedule for more information.

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we’re busy…reviewing your files

Thanks to you, we are very busy these days. As a result, the Loan Operations Department is currently experiencing extremely high volume. To ensure one day turn time on initial file submission reviews, please allow up to 24 hours for review of loan conditions. Calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours. To check the status of loans in process, please utilize your HomeConnection account.

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Stay tuned for more exciting changes from CHFA, and please contact a CHFA Business Development Specialist with any questions regarding any of the topics mentioned above.

CHFA Home Finance
303.297.7376 or 888.320.3688 Denver
970.241.2341 or 800.877.8450 Western Slope


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