The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers Down Payment Assistance (DPA) to help homebuyers purchase a home. It is a second mortgage that must be used in conjunction with MSHDA’s MI First Home or MSHDA’s MI Next Home first mortgage. Designed for low- to moderate-income homebuyers, depending on the home location and family size, this program requires the borrower to complete a homebuyer education class from a MSHDA approved agency or a HUD approved agency, located in Michigan.
The DPA is a zero-interest, non-amortizing loan with no monthly payments; it is only due upon sale or transfer of the property or if the first mortgage is refinanced or paid in full.
One of the programs that MSHDA offers is the MI First Home Down Payment Assistance (DPA). The maximum DPA under this program is $7,500. To be an eligible borrower, the following criteria must be met:
- Applicants must complete a Homebuyer Education class.
- The program is available to first-time homebuyers statewide and repeat homebuyers in targeted areas.
- Applicants must have a minimum credit score of 640, OR 660 for multiple-section manufactured homes permanently affixed to a foundation, built after June 14, 1976 and taxed as real estate (not located in a rent/lease community).
- All adults in the household intending to occupy the residence must co-apply and credit qualify for the mortgage loan, excluding children who are verified to be full-time students.
If this program sounds like something that may benefit you, contact the Tom Lipinski Team! We would be thrilled to connect you with a lender who will check your eligibility. You can reach us at (586) 685-1323.