All policy changes and updates are referenced below in the appropriate section of the Correspondent Lending Guide. These policy changes apply to everyone using the Chenoa Fund down payment assistance program and are effective beginning October 16, 2023, unless otherwise noted.
This announcement and previous announcements are available on the Announcements page of our website.
Announcement: Suspension of FHA manually underwritten loans
Due to current market conditions, we are temporarily suspending manually underwritten loans. This change will affect all loans registered on or after October 16, 2023. This change affects the following sections in the correspondent lending guide:
5.10 | DTI Requirements
DTI overlays are determined by the qualifying credit scores on the loan.
- Credit Score 600+: DTI per AUS approval. If the borrower does not receive Approve/Eligible, a manual underwrite may be allowed; see section 5.24 (Manual Underwriting) for more information. Effective October 16, 2023, Manual Underwriting is suspended.
5.11 | Payment Shock Requirements
Loans with AUS Approval will not have payment shock calculations applied. Manually underwritten loans will continue to be reviewed. Effective October 16, 2023, Manual Underwriting is suspended.
5.24 | Manual Underwriting – Effective October 16, 2023, this section on FHA manual underwriting is SUSPENDED.
All FHA: Loans submitted with Refer/Eligible AUS findings that have been manually underwritten according to FHA guidelines are acceptable with the exception of manufactured home properties, provided that CBC Mortgage Agency overlays are also adhered to. All Manual Underwrites will need to be screened prior to close with an exception.
Follow eligibility requirements for manually underwritten loans according to FHA, and then apply CBC Mortgage Agency overlays for complete adherence to our program requirements.