Expanding access to affordable homeownership is an essential element of financial independence for low- and moderate-income people and core to Inclusiv’s mission. Credit unions have long played an important role in homeownership financing and counseling as part of their historic commitment to serving people of modest means. Inclusiv’s homeownership initiatives aim to increase community development credit unions’ recognition as a source of responsible mortgage financing and to expand credit unions’ capacity as mortgage lenders and providers of accurate and consistent homeownership counseling.
Launched in 2005, Inclusiv/Mortgage established a secondary market for member credit unions’ mortgage loans to low- and moderate-income members. As of December 2020, Inclusiv's mortgage portfolio is comprised of $20 million in affordable home mortgages originated by 25 community development credit unions across the country.
Inclusiv/Mortgage is a Secondary Market Program that purchases conforming and non-conforming affordable first lien mortgage loans from our member credit unions. By creating a pipeline for CDCUs to sell their mortgages, Inclusiv/Mortgage replenishes credit unions’ capital, enabling CDCUs to magnify their impact in their communities. Inclusiv/Mortgage helps CDCUs recycle capital in their communities, freeing up funds for additional lending. In 2016, Inclusiv/Mortgage launched a new initiative to dramatically increase the volume of loans purchased, providing an alternative to the predatory practices targeted at the minority, immigrant and low-income communities across the country, enabling our member credit unions to provide quality residential mortgage services to the communities they serve.
The FLOW Program
Under this program, the credit union originates, processes, underwrites, and closes loans to Inclusiv/Mortgage guidelines. After closing, the credit union sends the loan to Inclusiv/Mortgage for purchase. This process usually takes less than 1 week.
Under the Flow Program, there are 2 loans:
- INCLUSIV 97 - A 30-yr fixed rate loan for borrowers with a social security number. LTVs are up to 97% with very low PMI rates that max at 18%
- INCLUSIV ITIN – A 10/1 ARM for borrowers with an ITIN number.
Both loans have minimum credit scores of 620 and the maximum DTI is 45%. Borrowers without traditional established credit can be qualified using alternative credit sources, and borrowers with multiple sources of income are qualified the same as self-employed borrowers
The BULK Program
Under this program, Inclusiv/Mortgage will buy blocks of seasoned loans from credit unions looking to free up capital and/or reduce rate risk. Loans must be seasoned at least 12 months. Loans under 12 months can be purchased with temporary recourse that ends when the loans reach 12 months of seasoning. The minimum credit score is 550, maximum DTI is 50%, and maximum LTV is 97%.
Inclusiv/Mortgage has restructured our rates and now offers more competitive rates for lower credit scores & higher LTVs and now pays higher premiums for these loans. This change was made to make a bigger impact with low to middle income borrowers.
Credit unions who prefer to retain servicing may do so if approved by Inclusiv/Mortgage. This application process is streamlined for credit unions who are already approved to service for Fannie, Freddie, or FHLB. For credit unions who can not or do not want to retain servicing, our master servicer CUMA (Credit Union Mortgage Association) will service all purchased loans.
Outsourced Processing & Underwriting
For credit unions who prefer not to process and underwrite loans in-house, we have partnered with CUMA to perform this function for you. CUMA will process and underwrite to Inclusiv/Mortgage guidelines so you can close and sell your loans to Inclusiv with peace of mind. This service can be applied to all your loans, not just the loans you want to sell to Inclusiv.
Down Payment Assistance Grants
As of June 2021, down payment assistance grants up to $2,500 will be available for first-time home buyers who meet the program guidelines. These grants can be used to offset closing costs. More details will follow upon the launch of the program.
Don't miss our webinar, Closing the Homeownership Gap with Inclusiv/Mortgage on Tuesday, June 15, 2 PM ET. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_albJUhGvRIiC6F56YxPaAw
How to Apply
Inclusiv/Mortgage accepts applications from member credit unions interested in selling qualifying mortgages on an ongoing basis. This process is streamlined for credit unions already approved by Fannie, Freddie or FHLB.
For more information or an application to sell, please contact Inclusiv/Mortgage at firstname.lastname@example.org