Take Root Denver has a number of trusted and reliable counseling entities that are available to help you understand the home buying process, down payment and homeownership counseling assistance, and how to stay in your home. The Office of Economic Development has partnered with the organizations listed below to help provide Denver area residents with down payment and homeownership counseling assistance toward the purchase of an affordably priced home.
Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) offers down-payment assistance and homebuyer education classes for first-time homebuyers. Down payment assistance comes in the form of a low-cost loan and borrowers are required to contribute at least $1,000 of their own funds toward down-payment and closing costs. CHAC’s homebuyer education classes introduce first-time homebuyers to special assistance programs and below market rate loans.
Del Norte helps build quality, affordable housing; to maintain and upgrade existing housing; and to assist economic growth through employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to benefit of low and moderate-income families and individuals. Del Norte has several assistance services ranging from a $1,000 closing grant to a $10,000 deferred loan.
NEWSED CDC offers services for homebuyers including down-payment assistance and homebuyer education. Low-interest loans and Individual Development Accounts (IDA) are provided to assist with down payment and closing costs. IDAs are savings accounts that are matched for down payment and closing costs. Borrowers must contribute at least $1,000 of their own funds. NEWSED CDC offers monthly homebuyer education workshops and one-on-one counseling. It also provides foreclosure prevention.
Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) purchases, rehabilitates and sells homes to low and moderate income families located in Denver. The NDHC lease-purchase "Homeownership incubation program" allows families to move into the homes they intend to buy and work on their "bankability" with the help of NDHC housing counselors.
Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. is a local, non-profit housing redeveloper, founded in 1971 by a Mennonite minister, a Lutheran minister, and a Catholic layperson. Since then, the agency has concentrated on programs that allow low-income elderly and disabled persons to continue living independently in their homes and communities.
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) provides funds to finance the places where people live and work throughout Colorado. CHFA has been making dreams come true for over 30 years. CHFA offers low-interest loans, homebuyer education classes and additional resources to help you with the purchase of your new home.
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The funding source of this activity is the City and County of Denver, Office of Economic Development with Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding, and Freddie Mac.