Federal Housing Programs

Buying a home is often the most significant investment that a person may make in his lifetime. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, in addition to offering a variety of mortgage insurance programs, supports numerous programs sponsored by state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Many of these offerings provide assistance to first time home buyers.

HUD also offers excellent advice for making the home buying process as stress-free and rewarding as prossible. Check out their advice on Ninety Nine Questions Answered about Buying Your First Home.

What follows is a listing of all the programs supporting home purchase and home improvements from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Interest Reduction Payments Rental and Cooperative Housing for Lower Income Families
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To provide good quality rental and cooperative housing for persons of low-and moderate-income by providing interest reduction payments in order to lower their housing costs....more

Mortgage Insurance Housing in Older, Declining Areas
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To assist in the purchase or rehabilitation of housing in older, declining urban areas....more

Mortgage Insurance Rental Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To increase the supply of good quality rental housing for middle-income families....more

Mortgage Insurance Rental and Cooperative Housing for Moderate Income Families and Elderly, Market Interest Rate
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To provide good quality rental or cooperative housing for moderate income families, the elderly, and handicapped. Single Room Occupancy (SRO) may also be insured under this section (see program 14.18...more

Mortgage Insurance Rental Housing in Urban Renewal Areas
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To provide quality rental housing in urban renewal areas, code enforcement areas, and other areas designated for overall revitalization....more



Mortgage Insurance for the Purchase or Refinancing of Existing Multifamily Housing Projects
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To provide mortgage insurance to HUD-approved lenders for the purchase or refinancing of existing multifamily housing projects, whether conventionally financed or subject to federally insured mortgage...more

Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To expand the supply of multifamily housing with supportive services for very low income elderly persons....more





Featured Government Grant Resources

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program High Priority Grant Opportunity

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently announced the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) High Priority grant, which enables the agency to provide funds to State agencies, local governments and organizations representing government agencies as they as train and educate qualified officers and employees in strict coordination with State motor vehicle safety agencies.

Homebuyer Mortgage Program for First Time Homebuyers in Connecticut

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has been administering the Homebuyer Mortgage Program for First Time Homebuyers. The program is capable of offering home loans and below-market interest rates to first time homebuyers who reside in Connecticut and who are planning to acquire a property that is located in Connecticut.


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