The Down Payment Assistance program is a 0% interest deferred loan. A maximum of 20% of the purchase price can be used for the down payment of one housing unit, including associated closing costs. Each applicant is required to provide $500 of their own money to cover a portion of the required closing fees and pre-paid escrow accounts.
All applicants are required to secure a Single Family Mortgage Loan from a lender of their choice to purchase the single-family home. Each applicant must attend a Homebuyer’s Education Workshop prior to loan closing. Homebuyer education classes include an educational packet and instructional materials on topics such as family financial management, record keeping, maintenance and upkeep, landscaping, lawns and pest management, appliances and home furnishings.
The housing unit to be purchased must be located in the incorporated communities located in one of these counties: Perkins, Hayes, Hitchcock, Dundy, Chase and McCook. Eligibility for program is determined by family size and household income, and varies by county in which they receive assistance. Income verification of household gross income is required and will be conducted upon receipt of completed application to ensure the applicants household income is at or below 120% Area Median Income.
Homebuyers are required to take a Homebuyer Education Class with this DPA program. SWNCBC offers face to face classes four times a year and classes online at ehomeamerica.org, which can be taken at your convenience. Please call our office at 308-352-4338 for the dates of our face to face classes or for more information on homebuyer education requirements.