Home Owner Programs
Federal Housing Programs
Buying a home is often the most significant investment that a person may make in his lifetime.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, in addition to offering a variety of
mortgage insurance programs, supports numerous programs sponsored by state and local governments and
nonprofit organizations across the country.
Many of these offerings provide assistance to
first time home buyers.
HUD also offers excellent advice for making the home buying process as stress-free and rewarding as prossible.
Check out their advice on
Ninety Nine Questions Answered about Buying Your First Home.
What follows is a listing of all the programs supporting home purchase and home improvements from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
Rural Rental Housing Loans
To provide economically designed and constructed rental and cooperative housing and related facilities suited for rural residents....more
Rural Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance
To provide Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants to provide financial assistance to qualified nonprofit organizations and public bodies that will aid needy very low and low-income individuals and thei...more
Rural Housing Preservation Grants
To assist very low- and low-income rural residents individual homeowners, rental property owners (single/multi-unit) or by providing the consumer cooperative housing projects (co-ops) the necessary as...more
Housing Application Packaging Grants
To package single family housing applications for very low- and low-income rural residents in colonias and designated counties who wish to buy, build, or repair houses for their own use and to package...more
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch themselves, Social Finance Inc., New York State, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), the U.S. Department of Labor, Chesapeake Research Associates, and The Rockefeller Foundation come together to address recidivism by training and employing ex-inmates.
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