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Fannie and Freddie Underwriting System Eligibility Updates
For loans locked on or after January 7, 2019 to be eligible for purchase:
  • Fannie Mae loans must be underwritten through Desktop Underwriter® (DU).
  • Freddie Mac loans must be underwritten through Loan Product Advisor® (LPA).
Loans must meet AUS recommendation requirements.
For information on HFA specific product requirements, see our conventional product descriptions:
Reminder: Minnesota Housing is Hiring! 
We are looking for a Lending Partner Customer Service Specialist to join our Partner Solutions Team. This position will provide high-level and comprehensive problem-solving assistance to Minnesota Housing business partners (lenders, real estate agents, and more) regarding our home mortgage, downpayment, and home improvement programs. This posting ends December 24, 2018. See the full position description and more benefits of working at Minnesota Housing.
Office Closed for the Holidays
Minnesota Housing will be closed Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 for Christmas and New Year's Day. Lenders will be unable to lock loans between 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the office closures and 10:00 a.m. on the Wednesday after each holiday.
Monthly Minnesota Housing Update and Underwriter Call
Join us monthly to review recent Minnesota Housing updates and important information to help you originate and process our loans. Click here to register for monthly calls. You will be signed up for all sessions, but can attend the sessions that work for you. All calls occur on the second Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. CST. Next sessions are:
  • Thursday, January 10
  • Thursday, February 14
Training Opportunities
We offer free, short and on-demand eLearning modules:
  • Intro to Minnesota Housing (10 minutes)
  • Start Up Eligibility Basics (10 minutes)
  • Start Up Income Training (25 minutes)
  • Start Up Forms (20 minutes)
  • Downpayment and Closing Cost Loans (10 minutes)
  • Conventional Products (10 minutes)
  • Post-Closing (10 minutes)
View the instructions to create an eLearning account to access these on-demand trainings. If you already created an account, view your training record and take the course.
Recorded Trainings (on-demand):
We offer in-person training twice a year, in the spring and the fall. Stay tuned - we announce trainings in our eNews!
Minnesota Housing Welcomes New Commissioner Jennifer Ho
We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Ho as the next Minnesota Housing Commissioner! The Walz administration announced her appointment this week and she will begin her term in January. Learn more about Commissioner-Designee Ho.
Questions?
You can reach the Partner Solutions Team at 651.296.8215 or 800.710.8871 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on business days.
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