MassHousing HomeOwnership Announcements

If you have questions about any of the MassHousing HomeOwnership Product Announcements below, please contact your MassHousing Relationship Manager at 888.843.6432 or homeownership@masshousing.com.

Recent Announcements

June 20, 2024 | 2024.05: Workforce Advantage (WFA) Income Limit Update

May 20, 2024 | 2024.04: Income Limits Update FNMA HFA Preferred and FHLMC HFA Advantage Conventional

May 1, 2024 | 2024.03: FTHB and WFA Income and Acquisition Cost Limit Update

February 14, 2024 | 2024.02: NEW Down Payment Assistance, Product Updates and Documents

January 5, 2024 | 2024.01: Income Certification Process, Compliance Assurance and Milestones

December 4, 2023 | Update: 2024 Loan Limit Update

August 24, 2023 | 2023.10: Federal Tax Installment Plans

July 5, 2023 | 2023.09: Updated Income Limits

May 17, 2023 | 2023.08: Updated Acquisition Cost Limits

May 8, 2023 | 2023.07: Enhancements to eMassHousing Portal

April 18, 2023 | 2023.06: Removal of Underwriting Overlay and Clarification on QM Exempt Loans

April 3, 2023 | 2023.05: Reminder of Supplemental Information Form and an Update on Condo Project Manager

March 24, 2023 | 2023.04: Change of Address for Mortgagee Clause

February 23, 2023 | 2023.03: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

February 17, 2023 | 2023.02: New Enhancements to MassHousing's Mortgage Insurance Platform

January 10, 2023 | 2023.01: Update on Tax Return Policy

December 14, 2022 | 2022.16: Permanent solution to challenges with uploading documents & NEW Loan Limits on Conventional Products

December 1, 2022 | 2022.15: Follow up on Announcement 2022.13 - removal of LLPAs

November 21, 2022 | 2022.14: MassDREAMS grant program will be suspended as of Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 10:00 p.m.

November 7, 2022 | 2022.13: GSE Credit Fee Update

November 2, 2022 | 2022.12: MASSDREAMS Process Modifications and Best Practices

October 20, 2022 | 2022.11: Accessory Dwelling Units

October 6, 2022 | 2022.10: Updated MassDREAMS Guidelines & Approval and Funding Process

September 1, 2022 | 2022.09: Suspension of Tax Transcript Policy

August 31, 2022 | 2022.08: eMassHousing Portal Enhancements

August 29, 2022 | 2022.07: MassDREAMS Grant Program Details

August 16, 2022 | 2022.06: HomeOwnership MassDREAMS Grant (Delivering Real Equity and Mortgage Stability)

August 10, 2022 | 2022.05: Update to our Portal's "Quick Start Guide for Administrators"

June 29, 2022 | 2022.04: Income and Acquisition Cost Limits

April 25, 2022 | 2022.03: American National Standards Institute

March 18, 2022 | 2022.02: WFA Product Enhancement & NEW WFA DPA Forms

February 1, 2022 | 2022.01: MassHousing Migrates to NEW Loan Origination, Purchasing and Mortgage Insurance Platform

December 15, 2021 | 2021.12: MassHousing's Launch of our NEW Loan Origination, Purchasing and Mortgage Insurance Platform

September 9, 2021 | 2021.11: Acceptable AUS Findings

July 15, 2021 | 2021/10: Correction to Reimbursement Policy for Lender Paid Upfront MIP on the WFA 2.0 FHA Product

June 29, 2021 | 2021.09: WFA 2.0 FHA Product and Enhancements to the Certification of Income Eligibility Process (revised 7/15/2021)

June 15, 2021 | 2021.08: Correction of Worcester County Income Limit

June 4, 2021 | 2021.07: Income Limit Update

June 2, 2021 | 2021.06: Update on MassHousing Announcement 2021.03

May 26, 2021 | 2021.05: LPA® AUS Findings 2-4 Units

May 19, 2021 | 2021:04: Tax Transcripts

April 27, 2021 | 2021.03: GSE Loans and the Revised QM Rule

February 18, 2021 | 2021.02: Servicing Transfer Reminders

January 13, 2021 | 2021.01: Update on Redesigned URLA and NEW IRS Form 4506-C

December 15, 2020 | 2020.19: Updates on Deed Riders, CU Risk Score, MERS DPA Fee, Trailing Docs and GSE & FHA Flexibilities (updated January 19, 2021)

October 30, 2020 | 2020.18: Workforce Advantage 2.0 Product Release

October 2, 2020 | 2020.17: NEW Workforce Advantage (WFA) 2.0 Product

September 25, 2020 | 2020.16: Update on Escrow Holdback Policy

September 3, 2020 | 2020.15: Update on Temporary Flexibilities (updated April 22, 2021)

August 28, 2020 | 2020.14: Adverse Market Refinance LLPA Update

August 14, 2020 | 2020.13: Adverse Market Refinance LLPA

June 18, 2020 | 2020.12: New Income Limits & Forms; CU Risk Scores; COVID-19 Flexibilities; FHA Mortgage Insurance Certificates

May 29, 2020 | 2020.11: MassHousing's response to updated guidance addressed in Fannie Mae Lender Letter 2020-03 and Freddie Mac Bulletin 2020-17 and 2020-19

May 13, 2020 | 2020.10: Response to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Updates and Extension to Flexibilities

April 28, 2020 | 2020.09: Early Payment Default Due to COVID-19

April 24, 2020 | 2020.08: Updates on Conventional Loan Appraisal Flexibilities for Condominium Projects and Acquisition Cost Limits

April 9, 2020 | 2020.07: Closing/Pre-purchase Temporary Overlays/Temporary Employment/Income Requirements/Guidelines on Loans in Forbearance

April 3, 2020 | 2020.06: Product Updates and Additional Temporary Flexibilities

March 30, 2020 | 2020.05: Tax Transcript Temporary Flexibilities (Updated)

March 25, 2020 | 2020.04: MassHousing COVID-19 Response (updated 5/5/2020)

March 16, 2020 | 2020.03: HomeOwnership Announcement

February 14, 2020 | 2020.02: Workforce Advantage with Down Payment Assistance

January 7, 2020 | Bulletin 2020.01: Product and MI Changes

January 7, 2020 | Announcement 2020.01: Seller Guide Updates