Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Credit Report Requirements Update 2016


February 12, 2016
Credit Validation Requirement – Important Update

Effective immediately, an applicant’s credit score may be validated with at least two eligible trade lines instead of three trade lines as previously required. Such trade lines consist of credit accounts (revolving, installment, etc.) with at least twelve months of repayment history reported on the credit report. Corresponding revisions to the 3555 Handbook will be posted on the USDA Rural Development’s Regulation and Guidance website on March 9, 2016.

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Loans

February 12, 2016

KY USDA Rural Housing Credit Report Update 2016

Effective immediately, an applicant’s credit score may be validated with at least two eligible trade lines instead of three trade lines as previously required.  Such trade lines consist of credit accounts (revolving, installment, etc.) with at least twelve months of repayment history reported on the credit report.  Corresponding revisions to the 3555 Handbook will be posted on the USDA Rural Development’s Regulation and Guidance website on March 9, 2016.

At least one applicant whose income or assets are used for qualification must have a valid credit report score or have at least two historical trade line references that have existed for at least 12 months to establish a credit reputation.

For applicants without an established credit history and unable to establish the required number of eligible trade lines to validate the credit score, alternative methods may be…

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