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Published June 02, 2021

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What are the requirements when gifts funds are being pooled with an acceptable donor to make up the minimum down payment?

When a gift from a relative or domestic partner is being pooled with the borrower’s funds to make up the required minimum cash down payment, in addition to a gift letter, the following items must also be included:

  • A certification from the donor stating that he or she has lived with the borrower for the past 12 months and will continue to do so in the new residence.
  • Documents that demonstrate a history of borrower and donor shared residency. The donor’s address must be the same as the borrower’s address. Examples include but are not limited to a copy of a driver’s license, a bill, or a bank statement.

For additional information, see B3-4.3-04, Personal Gifts.

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