Community Services staff work with lenders, contractors, and realtors to help you buy an affordable home of your own. The first step is to call Community Services and make an appointment to review the program with a Client Services Specialist. They will prescreen you for the program, give you an application, review the process, and answer any questions that you may have. You will then be referred to a lender of your choice, who is participating in the Marion County Lenders Consortium, for financing.
Click here for a list of approved lenders.
If eligible, the program provides assistance with down payment and closing costs in the form of a zero-interest, deferred payment loan.
For more information and to find out if you're eligible, click the following links:
- Income eligibility chart.
- Homebuyer education classes.
- February class schedule.
- March class schedule.
- FAQs (Espanol).
- Approved lenders list.
- Purchase assistance brochure.
Purchasing a home through the county program affords you additional savings on lender fees, lower monthly mortgage payments and experienced staff to help you understand the home buying process.