FHA-Back-to-WorkFHA Back to Work Program

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced its “Back to Work” program, which is giving individuals who suffered a long period of hardship during the recent housing crisis a second chance to prove they can carry a mortgage and own a home.

The program will waive many of the waiting periods associated with a significant “economic event” such as bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), short sale or foreclosure.

Potential candidates may be first-time or repeat home buyers, and the program can be used for the 203K rehab loan.

FHA Back to Work Eligibility

To participate in the program, individuals must be able to demonstrate they’ve recovered fully from the “event”, and document the fact that they did have a household income loss of at least 20 percent for a period of at least six months that coincided with the “event.” They need to prove current, stable and documentable employment to qualify.

They also need to demonstrate a 12-month positive payment history, specifically on-time payment of all mortgage and installment debt.

FHA Back to Work HUD Counseling Sessions

Applicants also must attend counseling sessions before being able to participate in the program. This is usually a one-hour session with a HUD-approved counselor, and was designed to help participants prevent the “economic event” from happening again.

More Information on FHA Back to Work

To learn more about the FHA Back to Work program, contact us. We will help you determine the best home financing option for you and your family. In addition to low down payment FHA mortgage loans, Inlanta also offers no down payment USDA rural development loans, conventional financing, VA mortgage loans and renovation loans. Renovation loan programs are designed to help you finance the repairs and purchase or refinance of a home. Inlanta can securely accept mortgage applications online. Apply online now.

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