Information for Guaranteed Single-Family Housing Lenders
Today is Monday, March 10, 2014
- We will do our best to provide daily updates on our status regarding conditional commitments and loan note guarantees.
Before calling our office or e-mailing for status updates, please first check our website to find out what day we
are currently working on. Thank you.
We are currently working on files received 03/06.
DO NOT call our office for status updates until your fully
complete file has been here for 48 hours. Files received after 2 p.m. are
considered received the next day. Your "received" date is the date that we
received everything we need to move the file forward in the process.
Files are worked in the order they
are received. Remember that a file must be
complete and correct before it can move on in the process.
FYI – we cannot and will not prioritize any files over others for any
reason! Please do not ask.
- Only one person should ever contact us regarding a file and that one person, should
be the Underwriter or the contact person listed on the 1980-21.
If you are already working with a Specialist on a file then that is who you should be talking to. Do not call and/or e-mail multiple
people regarding one question or file!
- We will not pull anyone's
file and place it ahead of others - for any reason.
As an approved lender it is your responsibility to submit a fully complete and correct package.
A place "in line" will not be saved by submitting an
incomplete file. Once we determine the file is fully complete and
correct, then the file will be placed in line.
- For loan note guarantees,
we are working on files received February 24. The
slowdown on the front end is allowing us to devote more time to catching up on
loan note guarantees, however, we are still finding closing packages
to be incomplete.
Please ask your closing departments to review files and make sure they are
complete with all conditions met before submitting for review - this includes
the new closing process as well as the old. Thanks!!
✔ Remember that your file is considered received once it is fully complete and submitted before 2 p.m.. Anything submitted after 2 p.m. is considered received the following day. Regarding complete files, please note that the RD 1980-21, "Request for Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee" form, is our required legal document and must be 100 percent complete and signed by both the Lender and the Borrower(s).
Additionally the required income calculation worksheet must
also be fully completed on all three pages. If not, your file is not considered complete and
will not be placed in line. Thank you.
Single-Family Guaranteed Alerts: Next
Lender Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 26. Watch for an
invitation to come out soon. We will be sending out to our Lender
e-mail list and it can be forwarded to anyone who is interested in
attending! If you would like to be added to our e-mail list - please
contact Jaci Betcher at
- The newest version of the
dated February 2013 must be included with your packages, must be fully
complete, correct, and signed by the borrower(s) and lender. We can't process your file without all
4 pages of the form.
Contact and other Information
- Send all inquiries and documentation regarding loan note guarantees to the following e-mail box which was created specifically for closings
email@example.com Thank you.
- E-mail address for credit package submissions:
- Fax number for credit package submissions: (651) 602-7833.
- If mailing credit packages, send to USDA Rural Development, Attn: Guaranteed Single-Family Housing, 375 Jackson St., Suite 410, St. Paul, MN 55101.
- All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
unless you have been working directly with a specialist. If you have been working with a specialist, then all questions, documentation, etc. should go directly to that specialist.
- Please note what day(s) we are working on and if your file was received after that, allow a full 48 business hours before contacting us regarding status of your files. Have only one person contact us so we don't end up with multiple people following up on the same issue. Don't call to ask us for a "rush" as all files are worked in the order that they are received
- Be sure to bookmark this page and check it daily for the latest updates. Refresh the page if it is not updated. We will try to have it updated by 8 a.m. every morning.
News and Notes
- Here is the
link to the annual fee calculator.
Once there scroll down to the “Loan Origination” section and it is listed under Documentation and Resources.
- Be sure to check out information on
online training opportunities. for the guaranteed program.
- Click here to view a letter from Minnesota's USDA Rural Development State Director to all Guaranteed approved lenders.
- If you would like to be added to our lenders list to receive future Newsletters and other notifications, please contact
Jaci Betcher .
- Winter 2013 Newsletter
- Spring 2013 Newsletter
- Winter 2012 Newsletter
Forms and Documents
- Minnesota Income Limits
- Approved Lenders in Minnesota
*We compiled this list to the best of our knowledge. If you see errors or omissions, please email
National Approved Lenders List
- Guaranteed Brochure (updated 5/03/13)
- Approved Manufactured Dealers
- Guaranteed Rural Housing Fee Calculator
- 2012 Activity Map
- Guaranteed Housing Staff
(Rev. February 2013)
- 1924-A: Information on Well Testing Requirements (Rev. December, 2011)
- Underwriting & Closing Documentation Matrix
- Regulation 1980-D
Worksheet for Documenting Annual and Repayment Income
- Checklist for Submitting Files for Conditional Committment
- Closing Submission Checklist and Cover for Request of Final Loan Note Guarantee
- Administrative Notices
- Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) Online Training
GRH Property Eligibility
- RD Underwriting & Loan Closing Documentation Matrix
- AN 4688: Outbuildings
Want to Become an Approved Lender?
- Form 1980-16 (Agreement for Participation in Program)
- Lender Approval Checklist