Chenoa 5% Forgivable DPA
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The Chenoa Fund Down Payment Assistance (DPA) program provides 3.5% or 5% assistance for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. This program does not impose income limits, making it accessible to a wider range of borrowers. Applicants need a minimum credit score of 600 to qualify. The assistance is repayable over a 10-year term, offering an affordable solution to homebuyers needing financial aid for their down payment.
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Chenoa 5% Forgivable DPA
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment
Max Loan Amount
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan amount ranges vary based on US County. Register Now to see if this loan program is a good fit for you, find your county limits, and find more options for purchasing a home.
Benefit type: Up to 3.00% of 1st Loan Amount
Type: Deferred Payment Standard 2nd Mortgage Program - Forgivable
Forgivable second requires a 30-year term with a note rate 0% above the first mortgage note rate
First Mortgage Program Option
This program can be used in tandem with the following first mortgage programs in order to help fulfill down payment requirements, pay closing costs, or provide other benefits. Learn all about how grants, bonds & 2nd mortgages work here.
Pros & Cons
- Flexible aid: Offers 5% assistance.
- Allows up to 55% DTI (Debt-to-Income) with credit scores above 600
- No first time homebuyer requirement
- Repayable aid: Not a grant, but a loan.
- FHA specific: Only for FHA loans.
- Credit barrier: 600 score may still exclude some.
Chenoa 5% Forgivable DPAs are available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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“The very popular Chenoa Down Payment Assistance Program seeks to eliminate eliminate the hurdle of upfront costs; offering a pathway to homeownership by providing the funds needed to move forward."
Occupancy & Property Types
Qualification factors for this program can vary based on how you intend to occupy the property and what type of property you are purchasing. By registering for a free account , you can check program limits for all property and occupancy types.
Available Property Types for Primary Residence
Income & Purchase Price Limits
Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI), as well as purchase price and income limits, are important factors when qualifying for a home loan program. By registering for a free account , you can find the exact program limits for this program and others in your area and for your unique scenario.
Purchase Price Limit
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan limit ranges vary based on US County. Amounts may be rounded. Exact amounts can be accessed by registering for a free account.
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- Down payment and closing cost assistance up to 3.5% of first loan amount
- Credit scores as low as 600.
- Available in all of the US.
- Buyers must meet program guidelines, complete homebuyer education courses, occupy the property as a primary residence, and not exceed the income limits.
In some circumstances, there are specific requirements you must meet or homebuyer education courses you must attend in order to be eligible for the loan program.
No other program limitations
A Homebuyer Education Class may be required for this loan program.
Class Name: HUD Approved Housing Class
Based on credit score: 600-619: Required. Must be through Money Management International. (No extra cost to borrower) 620-639: Required. Must be through any HUD-approved education course. 640+: No overlay
Mortgage Insurance & Fees
Most mortgage programs require mortgage insurance when you are financing more than 80% of the purchase price or appraised value. Some programs may also have an associated funding fee, paid at the time of closing, or an annual fee. Learn all about the different fees here.
No Mortgage Insurance
This program does not require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Type: No Funding Fee
This program does not have a funding fee.
Type: No Annual Fee
This program does not have an annual fee.
Estimated Closing Costs: 2% 1.5%
These amounts are just an estimate. Your closing costs include things like loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title insurance, taxes, deed recording fees, and other charges.
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