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Program Announcements

These documents are provided for use by lending professionals who are trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. For more information about our programs, please visit us at wshfc.org.

12/14/2017 | Non-Traditional Credit Allowed; Change to Escrow Repair Holdback

12/04/2017 | Seller Servicer Consultant RFP

11/30/2017 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Change of Address

11/28/2017 | Contact your Borrowers: MCC Program Eliminated in Federal Tax Reform

11/27/2017 | Closing-Cost Grant Ending Soon

11/22/2017 | Debt-To-Income Ratio Increased; Relief on Tax Transcripts

10/31/2017 | Tacoma and Bellingham Downpayment Assistance

09/27/2017 | What do YOU think?

09/26/2017 | Revised Lakeview Loan Servicing Credit and Closing Delivery Checklists

09/11/2017 | Summer '17 Closing-Costs Grant Has Been Extended

09/08/2017 | Changes to ServiSolutions Tax Service Fee

08/31/2017 | Increase to Lender Compensation

08/25/2017 | Closing-Cost Grant Money Still Available

08/11/2017 | Pierce County DPA Updates

08/02/2017 | Closing-Cost Grants Still Available

07/03/2017 | Master Servicer Request For Proposal

06/30/2017 | Here to Home Summer ’17 Closing-Cost Grant

06/30/2017 | Change to House Key Opportunity Lock Period

06/30/2017 | Manufactured Homes

06/22/2017 | Income Limit Changes to Downpayment Assistance Programs

06/20/2017 | Changes to Master Servicer for Conventional Home Advantage and All House Key Opportunity Loans Starting July 1, 2017

06/14/2017 | Emphasys Training

05/19/2017 | Updates to DPA Program

05/17/2017 | New Recapture Limits

05/02/2017 | Updates to Downpayment Assistance Programs

03/28/2017 | Acquisition Cost Limits Lowered in Jefferson and San Juan Counties

03/15/2017 | House Key Opportunity-Rate Change

03/08/2017 | Temporary Suspension of Conventional Home Advantage Program Lifted

03/01/2017 | MCC Funds Fully Allocated

02/28/2017 | Suspension of Conventional Home Advantage Loans Extended

02/23/2017 | Manual Updates and Temporary Suspension of Conventional Home Advantage Loans

02/21/2017 | Current MCC Allocation Has $10 Million Left

01/23/2017 | Temporary Suspension of Conventional Home Advantage Loans Extended

12/29/2016 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Shipping and Delivery Update

12/27/2016 | Bulk Transfer of Loans to Lakeview and Temporary Suspension of Conventional Home Advantage Loans

12/13/2016 | MCC Funds Available – December 15, 2016

11/18/2016 | House Key Opportunity – Rate Change

11/07/2016 | Additional Training -- Lakeview Loan Servicing Webinar

10/27/2016 | Current MCC Allocation Has Only $1 Million Left

10/24/2016 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Live Today – Manual Updates Available

10/20/2016 | Additional Training – Lakeview Loan Servicing  Webinar

10/19/2016 | Current MCC Allocation Almost Fully Reserved

10/17/2016 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Reservation Start Date – October 24, 2016

10/13/2016 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Training Opportunity

10/05/2016 | Lakeview Loan Servicing Program Matrix – Suspension of Manufactured Home Reservations

09/26/2016 | Homeownership Staff Unavailable for File Review During Conference

09/22/2016 | Contract signed with Lakeview Loan Servicing – Mortgage Origination Agreements Now Available

09/19/2016 | Advance Notice of Rate Change – House Key Opportunity

08/19/2016 | Additional Master Servicer – Welcome Lakeview Loan Servicing

08/03/2016 | Sunset of Bremerton Downpayment Assistance Program

08/02/2016 | Fannie Mae Announces Changes to HFA Preferred Conventional Loan Product

07/26/2016 | Make Up Training | Changes to Transfer of Servicing Rights and Loan Purchases/Delivery

07/05/2016 | Mandatory Training for Lender’s Shippers/Funders | Changes to Transfer of Servicing Rights and Loan Purchase/Delivery

07/01/2016 | Funds available for MCC use on July 6, 2016

06/24/2016 | Transfer of Servicing Rights and Loan Purchases/Delivery; Mandatory Training Webinar for Lender’s Shippers/Funders

05/17/2016 | Income Limit and Maximum Purchase Limit changes

05/10/2016 | Current MCC allocation has been completely reserved, waitlist available

05/05/2016 | Acquisition cost limits lowered in Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Whatcom Counties

02/01/2016 | City of Bellingham Downpayment Assistance Funds Now Available

12/24/2015 | Advanced Notice of Limited MCC Availability and Change in MCC Fee Structure for 2016

12/08/2015 | TRID Guidance – Downpayment Programs

11/09/2015 | More Funding for House Key Opportunity

10/02/2015 | Homeownership Staff Unavailable For File Review During Conference

09/11/2015 | Acquisition Cost Limits Lowered in Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Whatcom Counties

09/04/2015 | Labor Day Special! Additional House Key Opportunity Funds Now Available

08/25/2015 | Electronic Upload of Files Mandatory Beginning 09/15/2015

08/10/2015 | 203K Streamline loans no longer an eligible loan type/House Key Opportunity Funds running low

07/02/2015 | Downpayment Assistance for City of Bremerton and Pierce County

06/29/2015 | EnergySpark Program Announcement

06/24/2015 | House Key funds available/Opportunity DPA funds available

06/04/2015 | Updates to Downpayment Assistance Manuals

05/27/2015 | Advance Notice of House Key Opportunity Funds and Opportunity DPA

03/18/2015 | Revised Online Homebuyer Education Requirement for MCC Program

12/17/2014 | Fannie Mae Update/HFA Preferred Messaging /Special Feature Code

12/08/2014 | Manual Updates

10/09/2014 | Rural Housing Funding Authority Update

10/01/2014 | House Key Opportunity Programs Ends October 15, 2014

07/01/2014 | Home Advantage 1% Deferred Option up to $10,000 Now Available

06/16/2014 | Elimination of Adverse Market Fee/New Rate Option Available/Online Homebuyer Education Reminder

06/06/2014 | Tacoma Downpayment Assistance Funds Now Available

05/30/2014 | Home Advantage Rebound DPA No Longer Available

05/16/2014 | Lower Income and Acquisition Limits for Some Counties

05/13/2014 | Closing Cost Grant Program

05/01/2014 | House Key Opportunity Funds Availability

04/17/2014 | Advance Notice of House Key Opportunity Funds

03/31/2014 | Lower Rate for HFA Preferred without Downpayment Assistance

03/14/2014 | Online Homebuyer Education Option, Benchmark Standard, Lower MCC Limit for San Juan County & Manual Updates

02/21/2014 | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Loan Origination Rule Implementation 

01/10/2014 | Introducing Home Advantage Built New DPA & Income Limit Changes for Downpayment Assistance Programs

01/06/2014 | New Targeted Areas for Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

12/20/2013 | Important Debt To Income Changes

08/20/2013 | Announcement From ServiSolutions To Receive Lender Bulletins

08/01/2013 | Closing of Second Mortgages

07/19/2013 | Important Notice Regarding Homebuyer Education Certificates

07/03/2013 | Wiring Funds & HUD Requirements

06/26/2013 | Important Notice Regarding House Key Opportunity Program

06/21/2013 | Wiring Funds for DPA Second Mortgages  

06/14/2013 | Manual Updates Available

05/24/2013 | Retraction of Announcement May 20, 2013, Regarding Ginnie Mae Requirements

05/20/2013 | Interim Endorsements Must Be Dated Per Ginnie Mae Requirements

05/15/2013 | House Key Plus Seattle Is Back

03/04/2013 | Request for Audited Financials

02/05/2013 | Reminders on New Closing Procedures, FHA Deficiency Letters, Reduced Extension Fees, Manual Updates

01/28/2013 | Revision – Changes to Closing of Second Mortgages Effective Immediately

01/28/2013 | Downpayment Assistance Forms

01/25/2013 | Changes to Closing of Second Mortgages Effective February 1, 2013

01/16/2013 | House Key Plus ARCH Funds and Home Advantage Rebound Funds Now Available

01/02/2013 | Sunset of House Key Plus for Foreclosed Properties

12/27/2012 | Interest Credits Allowed to the 5th Day of the Month, DPA Income Limits & Manual Updates

11/01/2012 | Manual Updates and ServiSolutions Holiday Closure Dates

10/01/2012 | No File Review October 16–17

08/13/2012 | Changes to Rate Lock Extension Policy & US Rural Development Policy

08/15/2012 | House Key Opportunity Program Announcement

08/02/2012 | Suspension of House Key State Bond & House Key Plus DPA on 08/14/2012 - House Key Opportunity Introduction

08/01/2012 | Fannie Mae Approval of House Key Plus Seattle Variance

06/29/2012 | Home Advantage Program Release and Lock Requirements

06/25/2012 | Introducing the Home Advantage Program on 7/2/2012 and Manual

06/20/2012 | House Key Plus Seattle Funds Now Available

04/27/2012 | Manual Updates Regarding Home Inspection

03/02/2012 | Lower Rates

03/01/2012 | Extension On Per Diem From March 1 to April 1, 2012

02/08/2012 | Manual Updates

02/08/2012 | First Amendment Revisions/Early Payment Default Language

01/13/2012 | ServiSolutions Manual Updates

01/09/2012 | Temporary Suspension of Conventional Loans

12/22/2011 | Contract Signed with New Master Servicer, ServiSolutions

10/28/2011 | ServiSolutions Approved by Board of Commissioners Pending Successful Contract Negotiations

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