7 Markets With the Greatest Potential Impact of Down Payment Assistance

Mortgage Ready Buyers May Benefit from Down Payment Help

Homeownership Program Index analyzes 7 markets with the greatest potential impact of down payment assistance

Atlanta, GA, February 12, 2019 — The Down Payment Resource Third and Fourth Quarter 2018 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) reports the number of total programs decreased to 2,524, down just three programs from the second quarter. More than 85 percent (85.8%) of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, down one percent from second quarter.

Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,313 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates, affordable first mortgages and more. keep reading

Down Payment Help for Our Community Heroes

Nearly 13 percent of programs offer special incentives for law enforcement, first responders, educators and military

The Down Payment Resource (DPR) Second Quarter 2018 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) shows that the number of total programs increased to 2,527, up 24 programs from the previous quarter. Eighty-six (86) percent of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, down just a half a percent from the previous quarter.

As home prices increase, especially among starter homes, more states, cities and municipalities are considering down payment assistance and incentive programs to help address homeownership affordability challenges for its community servants. This quarter, nearly 7 percent (6.8%) of programs are available for workers who provide some of the most important services to a community, including teachers, first responders, law enforcement, firefighters and healthcare workers. Plus, more than 6 percent (6.1%) of programs have benefits for veterans, members of the military and surviving spouses. These programs can also be layered with zero down payment VA loans.

“All markets value our first responders, military, educators and other community service roles. More cities — especially higher cost markets — are beginning to look for creative ways to recruit and retain these workers, including ways to make homeownership possible,” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. keep reading

Down Payment Assistance Program Features Explained

The First Quarter 2018 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) reports the number of total programs decreased slightly to 2,503, down four programs from the previous quarter. More than 86 percent (86.5%) of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, down about one percent from the previous quarter.

Down Payment Resource communicates with 1,308 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates, affordable first mortgages and more. This quarter’s HPI explains today’s common down payment assistance program features keep reading