– In some instances, where a co-borrower does not have any credit scores, FHA will consider approval so long as the primary borrower meets the minimum credit score requirements and has more than 50% of the qualifying income with a minimum of 3 tradelines active for last 24 months.
FHA requirements are structured so that loan applicants who have a good credit history will likely be eligible for the mortgage. Late payments, bankruptcies, no credit history, and foreclosures will adversely affect your chances.
The FHA has guidelines that applicants must meet in order to be approved for a government-backed loan. The FHA requirements are set and managed along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.