19-55: Funding for USDA Rural Housing 2020 Fiscal Year (FY)


Per the Fiscal Year 2020 Commitment Notice released September 12, 2019, funding for the USDA Rural Housing Loan Program will be temporarily unavailable beginning October 1, 2019.

Fiscal year 2020 begins October 1, 2019 and ends at the close of business September 30, 2020. The guaranteed loan program is not available for a brief period of time at the beginning of each fiscal year, and during the temporary lapse in funding, Rural Housing Development will issue Conditional Commitments “subject to the availability of commitment authority” for purchase and refinance transactions.

PennyMac will continue to purchase USDA Rural Housing loans with Conditional Commitments subject to the availability of commitment authority. Correspondents must ensure all standard Reps and Warrants, and underwriting requirements are met. The Loan Note Guaranty will be required as a postpurchase stipulation.

As a reminder, all loans obligated by USDA Rural Housing on or after October 1, 2019, will continue to require an upfront guarantee fee of 1 percent accompanied by an annual fee of 0.35 percent, applicable to all Rural Housing transactions.

Please contact your Sales Representative with any questions.