Chicago's Buckingham Fountain

Home Buyer Assistance Program

The Home Buyer Assistance program provides financial assistance for down payment and closing costs to help Chicago residents purchase their home. Residents must meet eligibility criteria and apply for the program through qualified lenders. Please see below for more details on the program and a list of approved lenders in your area.

Home Buyer Assistance Program Flyer

 

Resident Action Items

Step 1: Complete 8-hour home buyer education course 

List of approved Housing Counseling Agencies


Select an agency and register at their website to complete an 8-hour pre-purchase education classes.
A Pre-purchase certificate required for each 1st time home buyer applicant.


Step 2: Select qualified lender

 


Step 3: Reach out directly to lender for more information


*Note: once approved, Lenders may require additional time to implement appropriate policies and procedures to accept applications from qualified borrowers.