For many Arkansans, the largest obstacle to homeownership is saving for down payment and closing costs. In fact, this is a problem all too common among low to moderate income Arkansans who have little of their paycheck left after paying for rent, utilities, transportation, insurance and groceries. To help, the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) created the Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program.
ADFA has down payment assistance for qualifying applicants of an “ADFA Move-Up” first mortgage. The DPA ranges from $1,000 to $15,000 for closing cost assistance. Cash back to the borrowers is allowed for expenses "paid outside of closing" (POC). This program is a second mortgage, matching the first mortgage, with a 10-year term.
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PRE-PURCHASE HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASS
If you are using the Arkansas Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) or if you are a first-time homebuyer using an HFA Preferred Conventional mortgage with the (ADFA Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program to purchase a home, ADFA requires borrowers take a "Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Class" where a certificate will be issued upon completion.Register Now