Kentucky Housing KHC Credit Standards and Guidelines


KHC Credit Standards as of October 2010

Credit Standards
Insuring agency credit standards for the loan type the borrower
receives.
 Minimum credit score required for FHA, VA, and RHS: 620.
Minimum score for conventional: 660.
 FHA, VA, and Conventional loans: AUS approval required;
follow findings with maximum debt ratios of 40/45.
 RHS loans: maximum debt ratios of 29/41 for manual
underwriting; with GUS approval 40/45 and follow findings.
 Collections: for FHA, VA and Conventional loans, AUSapproved
findings to be followed. For RHS loans, follow agency
guidelines and/or GUS findings.
Bankruptcies must be discharged for 2-7 years, according to

Kentucky Housing KHC Credit Standards and Guidelines

FHA KHC Mortgage Guidelines

 Minimum 620 credit score required.
Financing to 96.50% of lesser of sales price or appraised value.
 All KHC DAPs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.
 Maximum 6% seller-paid items.
 Maximum ratios of 40/45 with AUS approval.

agency guidelines and AUS findings.
Foreclosures must be discharged for a minimum 2-7 years
according to agency guidelines and AUS findings.
 For most loan types, non-taxable income can be grossed-up by
15%. Must follow insuring agency guidelines.

Rural Housing Services (RHS)

 Minimum 620 credit score required.
 Financing to 100% of the appraised value, plus guarantee fee of 3.5%.
 All KHC DAP programs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.
 No maximum on seller-paid items.
 Ratio requirements and guarantee fee per agency guidelines.
 KHC will accept Government Underwriting System (GUS) findings, including reduced documentation and, with approval, expanded
ratios up to 40/45.

Veteran’s Administration (VA)

 Minimum 620 credit score required.
 Ratios up to 40/45% with AUS Approval.
 Financing to 100% of the lesser of the appraised value or sale price.
 All KHC DAP programs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.
 Maximum 4% seller-paid items.
 Follow agency guidelines for ratio requirements and funding fee.
Mortgage Revenue

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