California Housing Finance Agency Opens All Loan Programs to Mortgage Brokers

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Company”), (NASDAQ:PROV), the holding company for Provident Bank (“Bank”), today announced that Provident Bank Mortgage, a division of the Bank, will initially be the EXCLUSIVE Wholesale Lender for the California Housing Finance Agency (“CalHFA”).

On September 25, 2015, CalHFA announced that they will be allowing mortgage brokers to participate in all residential loan programs offered by the agency. Provident Bank Mortgage will initially be the exclusive Wholesale Lender for the CalHFA programs. Effective October 15, 2015 CalHFA’s first mortgages, both FHA and conventional, and subordinate loan programs will become available to the California broker community, including the newly implemented My Home Assistance program which takes the place of the recently discontinued CHDAP program. Any broker who is interested in offering a competitive down payment assistance program for low-moderate income borrowers located in the state of California should contact Provident Bank Mortgage to become eligible for the programs. For further information, please contact David Seaton, Vice President of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending at (925) 621-2645. Southern California brokers can contact Christina Hosseini, Provident Bank Mortgage Regional Wholesale Manager at (909) 980-3657 x17150. Provident Bank Mortgage is a division of Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B., NMLS #449980. Equal Housing Lender.

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Craig G. Blunden Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Donavon P. Ternes President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer (951) 686-6060

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