******In response to inquiries received by our team, it is well known that the mortgage markets have been in rapid decline since the beginning of the year. The unprecedented mixture of factors including the war in Ukraine, high inflation, and the Feds response has impacted investor participation in the mortgage-backed securities market. This in turn has affected our capacity to offer all levels of down payment assistance (DPA) products in our program. This situation is not unique to us, as other DPA programs are experiencing the same circumstances. These conditions can rapidly change. We encourage you to keep an eye on our offerings (DPA options will continue to be available depending on the market). We are hopeful current conditions will subside and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through these challenging times.******
metroDPA is a unique down payment assistance program for buyers with up to $176,700 of qualifying income to bring the dream of home ownership within reach. We know that lacking the funds for a down payment is often a barrier to home ownership. The program provides assistance as a no payment, zero-interest, forgivable assistance loan. As you apply for a 30-year fixed rate home loan, we help with down payment and closing cost assistance up to a percentage of your loan!
metroDPA is available to homebuyers throughout the Front Range. Check out the “What is metroDPA?” link for a list of approved areas. General qualifications: Along with meeting FHA, VA, USDA or Conventional guidelines for a 30-year, fixed rate home loan, borrowers must also meet the following:
Are you a resident or descendent of someone who lived in a Denver neighborhood that was redlined between 1938 and 2000? If so, you may be eligible for $15,000 or $25,000 toward a down payment on a home! These funds are intended to help increase homeownership in communities of color that were historically targeted by discriminatory lending practices like redlining. The funds may be used for the purchase of a home anywhere in approved Front Range areas through the metroDPA program. This innovative program is designed to mitigate the generational impacts of gentrification and involuntary displacement from historically redlined neighborhoods located within Denver boundaries. “Historically redlined neighborhoods” are defined as those neighborhoods labeled as “D Fourth Grade” and colored red on the 1934 federal Home Owner’s Loan Corporation Residential Security Map of Denver. A copy of the Map is available here to confirm eligibility.
Applicants must do the following to use the metroDPA Social Equity program:
National Housing Finance Group:
C. Scott Riffle, Marc Paskulin, DeDe Cross, and Diana Minardi
720.673.3947 or 720.673.3948
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