Quantcast

On July 30, 2008, President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 which prohibits seller-funded down payment assistance. Historical program information is only provided for reference on this website. These grants are no longer available.

FHA Rates Near 50 Year Low!

Now is the time to drop the interest rate on your 30-year mortgage or refinance into a 15-year home loan.

FHA Rates for May 9, 2021
Are You Watching Your Credit Score?

NOTICE: Some FHA mortgage lenders are substantially raising FICO score requirements during the Coronavirus crisis, even though FHA minimums remain unchanged.


- Improving Your Credit Score Has Never Been More Important -

Get started one
Get started two
Get started three
Get started four
FHA.com is a privately owned website, is not a government agency, and does not make loans.

Choose a Loan Type

FHA.com is a privately owned website, is not a government agency, and does not make loans.

Quickdown Program

Loan Assistance Programs Canceled in 2008

Elimination of Non Profit Down Payment Assistance: On July 30, 2008, President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 which prohibits seller-funded DPA (Down Payment Assistance) for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration. Prior to this bill, the seller could contribute up to 6% to the buyer to cover either a down payment or closing costs on an FHA loan. The changes took effect on Oct. 1, 2008. We provide this information for reference only. These grants are no longer available.

NEW: Down Payment Assistance Programs for 2021

Quickdown is a program that works with non-profit agencies to provide down payment assistance. Home buyers who benefit from Quickdown are those who qualify for approved or pre-approved FHA home loans. This program is designed for those who want to buy a home but are "cash challenged" and can't afford the down payment. Quickdown Home buyers:

  • Can't afford to purchase a home without down payment assistance
  • Must use assistance funds for down payments only.
  • Are often first-time home buyers or those who can't qualify for a conventional mortgage.

Quickdown requires the seller's participation, but does not work in direct contact with the seller. Ask your loan officer and/or real estate agent on how to get a willing seller involved in the closing of a home purchased with an FHA loan with assistance from Quickdown. If you have found a seller familiar with Quickdown:

  • Make an offer on the home you wish to buy.
  • Once the offer is approved, contact your loan officer and ask about using the Quickdown assistance program for the down payment.
  • Your loan officer applies to Quickdown on your behalf.

If you are interested in using Quickdown, your loan officer must file an application for pre-approval, so it's important to decide on using this down payment assistance program as early as possible to avoid delays in processing and getting your funds in time to close the sale using your FHA home loan.

Down payment assistance programs generally require the seller to pay a fee to participate. This fee is considered a payment for services rendered and not a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

Since this program is no longer available, we recommend that you get pre-approved for a low down payment FHA home loan.

Discontinued Down Payment Grant Programs:

RHO

SEE YOUR CREDIT SCORES   From All 3 Bureaus  

Do you know what's on your credit report?

Learn what your score means.


GET STARTED

FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

FHA Announces Updates to Home Loan Rules

May 6, 2021 - Many Americans have needed foreclosure avoidance measures due to economic hardship brought on by the global pandemic. The FHA and HUD have announced many steps to help homeowners with FHA mortgages keep their home.

Home Loan Issues You Should Know About

May 1, 2021 - What kinds of problems make it tougher for your lender to approve your mortgage loan application? We all know that credit scores, loan repayment history, and the amount of debt you carry can affect your ability to get home loan approval.

Plan Your FHA Mortgage Before the Application Process

April 29, 2021 - Before you fill out loan application paperwork, you’ll need a year or more to save up for the down payment and closing costs, work on your credit to lower your FICO score, and reduce the amount of your debt. But there are some other areas you will want to consider during this time.

Why Did I Get Denied an FHA Home Loan?

April 22, 2021 - If you are afraid of being denied an FHA home loan, there are some things you can do to work on your credit to get closer to home loan approval. A consistent record of on-time payments, low debt to income ratios, and good credit scores get you loan approval.

Things That Can Derail Your Home Loan

April 18, 2021 - When you apply for a home loan, there are some things that can stop your loan dead in its tracks. If you are concerned about being approved for a home loan, in addition to the typical things you’ll do to prepare, add these issues to your checklist and make sure you know how to avoid them.