Feb 4th, 2011
Louisville Metro Down Payment Assistance Information
DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Down Payment Assistance Program provides qualified homebuyers a loan to assist with purchasing a home which will be their primary residence.
Homebuyer households must have income no greater than 80% of median income, adjusted for family size.
All Homebuyers must complete HUD approved homeownership counseling before assistance can be committed. A Certificate of Completion from the counseling agency must be submitted with the application.
Metro Government has revised its Down Payment Assistance Program increasing the amount of assistance.
We are now offering Metro Wide assistance, and homebuyers may qualify for a forgivable mortgage which will be forgiven over a five (5) year period of 10% of the purchase price of the home to a maximum of $10,000.
We will continue to provide maximum assistance in our 2009 Target Area neighborhoods, and homebuyers may still qualify for a forgivable mortgage which will be forgiven over a ten (10) year period of 20% of the purchase price of the home to a maximum of $20,000.
Our Department has also allocated closing cost assistance in the amount of up to $2,000 for down payment assistance programs; however, homebuyers must pay all prepaid costs from their own funds.
Homebuyers are responsible for obtaining primary financing with a fixed rate mortgage from a reputable lender.