Open Doors Down Payment Assistance Program
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Special Offers
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The Open Doors Down Payment Assistance Program is designed to assist Phoenix, AZ first time homebuyers by offering a second loan, with no payments and 0% interest, of up to 10% of the purchase price. This loan can be used for covering the down payment and closing costs, and can only be used for properties located within the city limits of Phoenix. The borrower must contribute at least $1,000 to the purchase.
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Open Doors Down Payment Assistance Program
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 10.00% of 1st Loan Amount
Type: Bond Deferred Payment Program - Forgivable
Up to 10% of the purchase price in assistance is available. The funds are provided as a deferred payment loan with 0% interest that is fully forgiven after a period of affordability (up to 15 years depending on amount of loan).
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.
- FHA Purchase Loan
- Conventional Purchase Loan
- VA Purchase Loan
- Chenoa Fund FHA Purchase Loan
- Chenoa Fund FHA Manufactured Home Purchase Loan
Pros & Cons
- More lenient income limits for larger households
- Flexible assistance amounts between based on borrower needs
- Can be combined with VA, FHA, or Conventional mortgage types
- Can be layered with other down payment assistance programs
- Purchase price limits apply
- Not available to repeat homebuyers
- Strict income limits apply
Open Doors Down Payment Assistance Programs are available in 1 state.
*Limited Availability: This program is only available within the city limits of Phoenix.
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“Need a little help with your down payment and closing costs? The Open Doors DPA program is an easy way to make up for lack of available funds so long as you are purchasing a home within the Phoenix city limits and funds are available."
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
Annual Household (1-2) Income
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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- Up to 10% of the purchase price in down payment and closing cost assistance
- Must be a first time homebuyer
- Must be used for purchasing a primary residence
- The home must be located within the city limits of Phoenix
- You must qualify for a 1st position mortgage through a lender (can be FHA, VA or Conventional)
- Household income cannot exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
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 is required for this loan program.
Class Name: Framework® Homebuyer Ed or Other
Framework Homebuyer Ed satisfies the homebuyer education requirement for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and a variety of other lender's mortgage products (including this TSAHC program). The course costs around $75 and can be completed online. Other options are available.
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% 0.5%
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.
Occasionally, there are special offers that can be added to this mortgage program that provide additional benefits, such as a reduction in your federal taxes (mortgage credit certificates), extra cash for your down payment, and more.
Arizona Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)
CIC Tucson's Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) is an interest tax credit that is used to reduce your federal income tax responsibility each year. It is specifically for first time homebuyers and veterans and can be paired with most Arizona down payment assistance programs.
Similar Loan Programs
If you think this home loan program may be a good fit for you, you may also want to check out the following programs that share many similarities with the current program.
Portland Down Payment Assistance Loan (DPAL)
Best For: First Time Homebuyers, Zero Down
Portland, OR first time homebuyers can receive up to $100,000 in forgivable down payment assistance for properties located within the city limits.
San Antonio HIP 120 New Construction
Best For: First Time Homebuyers, Zero Down
San Antonio new construction first time homebuyers can receive up to $15,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance within the city limits.
Calculate Income Limits Using Area Median Income
Income limits are used to determine whether or not a home buyer is eligible for certain mortgage programs, including down payment assistance programs or incentives that can help make home buying more affordable. It identifies the maximum income level set by each housing authority for its program participants, and varies from county to county across the US. Often, the tool used to establish this maximum income level is often called Area Median Income, or AMI.Read More
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