American Dream Down Payment

Author: Housing Editors

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Helping low income families become homeowners by reducing closing costs and the cost of home repairs.

The American Dream Downpayment Initiative or ADDI is a federal program that was signed into law in 2003. The goal of this program is to help low-income and minority individuals and families own homes by alleviating the financial burden of closing costs, down payments and costly but necessary home repairs and to help promote revitalization and stability within communities.
Assistance: Grant assistance is provided to eligible applicants by ADDI for downpayment, closing costs and rehabilitation to the home. The amount is not to exceed 6% of the total purchase price or $10,000 dollars whichever is greater.


Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, you must be a first-time home buyer. A first time home buyer according to HUD is a person or their spouse who has not owned a home in the past 3 years. Your income must not exceed more than 80% of the median income in your area and the funds received from ADDI must be used to purchase either a 1-4 family dwelling, condominium unit, cooperative dwelling or manufactured housing.
Application: To apply for this program, you need to check if your local HOME administering agency received ADDI funding. If not, then you may be eligible for this program through your state. For a list of HOME program contacts or for more information or assistance contact:
Community Connections
P.O. Box 7189, Gaithersburg MD 20898-7189
Telephone: 1-800-998-9999
Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339
Fax: 1-301-519-5027
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