The Housing Programs for homeowners to repair their own home, also offers down payment assistance to help people buy a home. This is because the government wants to encourage people to become homeowners, and down payment assistance can make it easier for people to afford a down payment.

I am renting a house that needs repairs, can I apply for Housing Program?

No, you must own the home that you are applying to be repaired. Why would you want to get funding that benefit’s someone else and then YOU would never be eligible again.

I am renting a house, but I want to own my own home can I apply for Housing Program?

Yes, you can apply for Down Payment Assistance towards your own homeownership.

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