Housing Counseling FAQ

The HECM Counseling Certificates generated in FHA Connection do not have the counseling agency’s tax identification number (TIN) or employer identification number (EIN). Will this be a problem for the lenders?

Date Published: October 2015

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No, each certificate will have a unique alpha-numeric ID which the lender will use to look the client up in the FHA Connection. As of the effective date of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Roster final rule, the TIN and EIN are no longer required on the HECM Counseling Certificate.

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