Homeownership Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA)


The HOMEownership Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance program (DPA) provides flexible gap financing for first-time homebuyers at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) to purchase homes that are safe, decent and accessible. The down payment assistance is provided in the form of a grant with a mandatory “affordability period” for the applicant to continue to occupy the house as their primary residence.  An income eligible homebuyer may receive up to 10 percent or 15 percent (within the established approved areas by DHCD) of the sales price, plus up to $2,500 to pay for the cost of closing (e.g. attorney’s fee, title insurance, taxes as needs demand).