Homeownership Program Index
The Homeownership Program Index (HPI) measures the availability and characteristics of down payment programs in the DPR database. The programs are administered by state and local Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs), nonprofits and other housing organizations. View the quarterly report.
The Down Payment Report
The Down Payment Report brings together the latest data on down payments across a variety of sources monthly. View the monthly Down Payment Report.
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Urban Institute Report, September 2018
Down Payment Resource and Freddie Mac commissioned the second Barriers to Accessing Homeownership Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability report by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center.
This paper provides data and commentary on three significant barriers to homeownership: saving for a down payment, accessing mortgage credit and housing affordability. The report also offers information about down payment assistance programs which can help borrowers overcome the first barrier to homeownership and data on the 21 million mortgage-ready millennials in 31 large metropolitan areas. This report is accompanied by an interactive map and a down payments quiz.
Source: eMBS, National Association of Realtors, CoreLogic, US Census, Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, Moody’s Analytics, Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Down Payment Resource, and the Urban Institute.
Note: Data based on agency purchase money originations in 2017.
Thought Leadership Podcasts
Listing Bits by Vendor Alley (February 2020): Getting People in Homes with Down Payment Assistance
Home Starts Here Podcast by Freddie Mac (October 2019): Creating Solutions to Affordable Housing Challenges
U.S. News & World Report (March 12, 2019): How to Get Down Payment Assistance for a Mortgage
Real Estate Today Radio (October 7, 2019): Interview with Down Payment Resource SVP Sean Moss
The List TV Show (August 27, 2018): Buying a Home? Programs That Can Help You With a Down Payment
Inman News (July 11, 2018): The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate by Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane
Urban Institute Blog (November 6, 2017): How fintech innovations can help bridge the wealth gap