FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements After Chapters 7 And 13

This Article Is About FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements After Chapters 7 And 13 

FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements were release the HUD. Home Buyers can now qualify for FHA Loans after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period requirements differs for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to qualify for FHA Home Loans.

Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings are for consumers with little to no assets and/or little to no income. It is commonly referred to as total liquidation.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcies are normally filed by consumers with a lot of unsecured debts such as the following:

  • credit card debts
  • personal loans
  • judgments
  • other non-government debts

Debts such as student loans, child support payments, alimony payments, tax liens, or other government debts cannot be discharged with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy:

  • Home Buyers can qualify for a FHA Loan after a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy two years from the discharged date

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filings are for consumers who are employed and are overwhelmed in debts.

  • Consumers file Chapter 13 because many have assets and need time to restructure their debts and protect their assets
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcies can only be filed by consumers who have documented income because a percentage of their monthly wages will go towards paying creditors
  • When a consumer files Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts will assign a Trustee to the Bankruptcy petitioner throughout the repayment period
  • The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee will gather all of the debts the consumer has and allocate a percentage of the consumer’s wages in paying the creditors for a period of time
  • The repayment plan is normally structured between three to five years
  • Creditors will get paid a fraction of what they are due until the end of the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy period
  • Once that repayment period is over, the balance of all debts the consumer owes gets wiped out, or discharged

Home Buyers can qualify for a FHA Loan one year into the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan with the approval of the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee. Consumers who have had their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharged, there is no waiting period after a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharged date to qualify for a FHA Loan.

FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements After Chapter 7

What are FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements After Chapter 7

There is a two year mandatory waiting period to qualify for a FHA insured mortgage loan after the discharged date of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

  • Just passing the mandatory waiting period after the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy does not automatically guarantee a FHA Loan approval
  • Home Buyers need to show that they have been timely with all of their payments after the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharged date with no late payments after the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Mortgage lenders also want to see that mortgage loan borrowers have re-established credit after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Minimum credit scores required to qualify for FHA Loan after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is 580 credit scores
  • However, any mortgage loan borrowers with credit scores under 620, the Automated Underwriting System will request verification of rent. Verification Of Rent is only valid if the renter can provide 12 months canceled checks and/or bank statements if the rental payments were done online
  • Consumers who filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy should start re-establishing their credit as soon as possible after their Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Secured Credit Cards To Re-Establish Credit is the fastest and easiest way of re-establishing credit after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

FHA Bankruptcy Waiting Period Requirements After Chapter 13

Home Buyers can qualify for a FHA Loan with one year into their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with the approval of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee.

  • All payments into their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy must have been paid on time with no late payments in the past 12 months
  • Home buyers cannot qualify for a FHA Loan with late payments on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan.

Home Buyers can qualify for a FHA Loan right after a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge without any waiting period.

  • However, home buyers with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge that has been seasoned less than 2 years require that the mortgage loan file be manually underwriting 
  • Rental verification and timely payments in past 12 months is mandatory on manual underwrites
  • As mentioned earlier, rental verification is only valid only if the renter can provide 12 months canceled checks
  • Checks need to be paid to the landlord
  • 12 months bank statements if the rental payments has been paid online can be used in lieu of canceled checks
  • If the renter is leasing their apartment or home from a registered property management company,

Home Buyers with prior bankruptcies can now qualify for a FHA Loan after meeting the mandatory waiting periods and no late payments after bankruptcy. Home buyers who just had a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge and are told they do not qualify for a FHA Loan, please do not hesitate to contact me at 262-716-8151 or text us for a faster response. Can also email us at [email protected] We are FHA approved mortgage lenders with no investor overlays on FHA Loans. Gustan Cho Associates specializes in helping home buyers who had prior bankruptcies qualify for FHA Loans.

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