The social and economic benefits of home ownership are many. A home creates an asset that provides the ability to create wealth, borrow and achieve self-reliance. Plus, renters may actually realize monthly savings on buying vs. renting. Yet with increasing rents, stagnant wages and high levels of student loan debt, it can be VERY difficult for first-time or boomerang homebuyers to save enough money for a down payment.
The very popular HOME Plus Home Loan Program seeks to eliminate this hurdle, offering a pathway to homeownership by giving creditworthy renters who can qualify for a mortgage, but cannot afford the down payment and or closing costs, the funds to move forward.
Administered by the Arizona Industrial Development Authority, the HOME Plus Home Loan Program combines a 30-year fixed-rate first mortgage with down payment / closing cost assistance (DPA) equal to a percentage of the principal balance of the new first mortgage loan, ranging from 0% - 5% depending upon the underlying mortgage type. The DPA assistance proved under the HOME Plus program is in the form of a three-year, no interest, no payment, deferred soft second mortgage, forgiven monthly at a rate of 1/36 over the term of the lien. Down Payment Assistance is only available in conjunction with a HOME Plus first mortgage.
- Mortgage for the purchase of an Owner occupied, Primary Residences in Arizona.
- Borrower(s) annual income not to exceed $92,984.
- Purchase Price limit not to exceed $371,936.
- One borrower must complete a homebuyer education course before closing.
- Reduced mortgage insurance premiums on conventional (Fannie/Freddie) mortgages.
- All borrowers on the mortgage must meet the minimum credit scores reflected below as well as the new underlying mortgage agency/insure guidelines.
NOT available in...
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||5%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||4%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||3%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||2%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||1%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Fannie Mae HFA Preferred||0%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Freddie Mac HFA Advantage||5%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Freddie Mac HFA Advantage||4%||640||97%||Pima County|
|Freddie Mac HFA Advantage||3%||640||97%||Pima County|
|FHA||5%||660||96.5%||Maricopa & Pima County|
|FHA||4%||660||96.5%||Maricopa & Pima County|
|FHA||3%||660||96.5%||Maricopa & Pima County|
|VA||3%||660||100%||Maricopa & Pima County|
|USDA-RD||2%||660||100%||Maricopa & Pima County|
We do not require a direct application from the homebuyer. Selecting your lender is the first step in the process; your lender will be your point of contact throughout the mortgage process. They will work with you to obtain a program qualifying mortgage and register you for HOME Plus assistance and the new underlying first mortgage you’ll need to meet with an approved, participating lender.
For more information contact Dirk Swift, Program Administrator at [email protected]
The HOME Plus program is a true public / private sector partnership. We raise funds in the national capital markets and form partnerships with lending institutions to deliver the HOME Plus program throughout the State. NO taxpayer funds are used for the HOME Plus program.