Thank you for your interest in the incentives for homeownership offered by the State of Arkansas and administered by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA). ADFA Homeownership Programs make purchasing a home more affordable for low-to-moderate income families and individuals by offering fixed, low-interest rate mortgage loans. In addition, ADFA also offers down payment and closing costs assistance, and the ADFA MCC - Mortgage Credit Certificate Program. For eligible borrowers, these programs can make owning a home more affordable and greatly reduce the out of pocket expense to the buyer.
Step 1 - Check the county income list to see if your income qualifies for the county where you want to live.
Step 2 - Find a lender on list of approved lenders to get prequalified.
Step 3 - If you're using using the Arkansas Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) or are a first-time homebuyer using ADFA Down Payment Assistance then you will need to take a Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Class where a certificate will be issued upon completion - homebuyer counselor list
Step 4 - Once you've met with your lender, become pre-approved, and know your target price range, go find your dream home!
ADFA HOMEownership Programs
The "ADFA Move-Up Choice" Loan Program
offers the homebuyer a grant of 4% of their loan amount to cover down payment and closing costs.
The "ADFA Move-Up" Loan Program offers Arkansas homebuyers an affordable mortgage.
ADFA MCC - Mortgage Credit Certificate Program is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for first-time, low-to-moderate income homebuyers. The certificate is issued by ADFA and allows qualifying, taxpaying homebuyers to claim a tax credit of up to 50% of the mortgage interest paid per year, capped at $2,000 annually.
ADFA Down Payment Assistance Programs
ADFA Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) can provide up to $10,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance. ADFA's Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Loan is a second mortgage that matches the "ADFA Move-Up" fist mortgage interest rate.
Arkansas Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) provides lower income homebuyers in Arkansas, who qualify, up to 6% of the purchase price of their home, not to exceed $10,000. It is a second mortgage loan with no monthly payment that is forgivable over five years.
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