If you're in the market for your first home and need help with down payment and closing costs, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) can help. OHFA offers 30-year fixed-rate conventional and FHA, VA, USDA-RD government loans designed especially for homebuyers with low- and moderate-incomes, with generous income and purchase price limits.
Your Choice! Down Payment Assistance allows homebuyers to choose either 2.5% or 5% of the home's purchase price. Assistance can be applied toward your down payment, closing costs or other pre-closing expenses. Down payment assistance is forgiven after seven years. If you sell or refinance your home within seven years, you must repay all of the assistance provided.
You may qualify for down payment if:
* Please view a complete list of eligibility criteria.
Qualified buyers are required to complete free homebuyer education. OHFA's streamlined education program allows you to complete a course offered by any U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counseling agency in Ohio. Please note, OHFA homebuyer education is not completed until after homebuyer has submitted their loan application with their loan officer.
OHFA works with lenders, credit unions and mortgage companies across the state. Find an OHFA-approved lender in your area, along with tips to help you with the application process or call us toll-free at 888-362-6432.