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HUD Counseling for the Back to Work - Extenuating Circumstances Program
ALAMEDA CA - Back to Work - Extenuating Circumstances Program, the new FHA program that allows for shortened waiting periods is a great opportunity for people looking to get back into the housing market after short sale, bankruptcy or foreclosure. The first thing a home buyer needs to do to get qualified for this program is take a counseling class.
The counseling must address the cause of the economic event and the actions taken to overcome the economic event and reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence. The housing education may be provided by HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, state housing finance agencies, approved intermediaries or their sub-grantees, or through an on-line course, and be completed a minimum of thirty (30) days but no more than six (6) months prior to submitting a loan application to a lender, as application is defined in Regulation X, implementing the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, 24 C.F.R. §3500.2(b).
The lender must verify and document that the borrower has completed the required pre-purchase housing counseling by obtaining a letter from the borrower issued by the Participating Housing Counseling Agency on agency letterhead and that includes the agency’s Tax Identification Number (TIN). The letter must state: the borrower’s ... more
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