Become a Lender
We would love to partner with lenders who want to work with DCHFA and our homebuyer products. Please download the our approval process document and follow the steps below to become an approved participating lender.
1) Attend DC Open Doors Lender Training
Please attend our DC Open Doors Lender Training. Training is a combination of a webinar and a hosted conference call. Lender Training is approximately two hours and it is required for all newly approved lenders. DC Open Doors and US Bank will offer lender specific training webinars primarily dealing with post-closing issues for those lenders that request it or are identified by either DC Open Doors or US Bank as needing it. Each participant must register individually so user credentials can be provided.
2) Fill out and submit documents
- Participating Mortgage Lender Single Family Program Agreement
- Template Incumbency Certificate
- Template Participating Lender Resolution
- DCHFA Participating Lender Contact Sheet
Documents can be submitted to SingleFamilyPrograms@dchfa.org
3) Await Approval
DCHFA will review the submitted documentation within 5 business days and provide the lender with written approval to participate in its mortgage program(s) or feedback regarding the submission. DCHFA’s written approval may be provided via electronic mail. The lender must also be an approved correspondent lender with US Bank before it can participate in DCHFA’s mortgage program(s).