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LHC Advantage Program

LHC’s Commitment

In keeping with its mission to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing, the LHC offers the Advantage Program. This conventional product does not provide down payment assistance, but offers a 0% option to reduce PMI.

The Advantage Program also allows for additional assistance through Freddie Mac (based on AMI.) An additional $1,500 of assistance is available for those that are at 80% AMI and $2,500 of additional assistance is available for those that are at 50% AMI.

Read on to find out if this program is right for you.

 

Program Details

  • No down payment assistance
  • Maximum 97% LTV
  • Annual Income Limits of $99,000

Program Benefits

  • No Loan Level Price Adjustment (LLPA) which normally applies to Standard Conventional, Home Possible and Home Ready Products resulting in lowered interest rates.
  • Lower Charter Mortgage Insurance Rates than Standard Conventional, Home Possible and Home Ready Products resulting in lower total mortgage payments.
  • Lower rates than programs providing down payment assistance thus providing a larger range of options.
  • Benefits moderate income borrowers that do not need down payment or closing cost assistance by lowering their total monthly mortgage note.


Example of the Monthly Projected Savings to the Borrower

  Standard Conventional LHC Advantage

First Note Rate

4.875% 4.250%

Borrower Credit Score

650 650

LLPA's

(Rate goes up to pay for LLPA's reflected above)

2.75% No LLPA

Sales Price

$170,000 $170,000

First Loan

$161,500 $161,500

LTV

95.0% 95.0%

MI Factor

(example)

1.50% 1.10%

Ongoing MI Premium

$201.88 $148.04

First Mortgage P&I

$855 $794

Total Payment

$1,057 $943

Monthly Payment Savings

$  - $114

Determine If This Program Is Right for You

Not all prospective homebuyers are eligible for this program. To determine if the Advantage Program is right for you, follow these simple steps:

STEP #1 – Determine your income: The maximum household income is $99,000.

STEP #2 – Choose a Lender:

  • Select a lender and make an appointment to be pre-qualified.
  • Meet with the lender to:
    • Complete a loan application
    • Order credit report
    • Pre-qualify for a mortgage loan

STEP #3 – Select a Realtor: Begin your home search and once you have signed a purchase agreement, return to the lender to complete the loan process.

STEP #4 – Reserve Funds: The lender will reserve the assistance funds for you with Louisiana Housing Corporation and complete all the remaining processes from loan application to loan closing.

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