Level of Assistance

Level of Home Assistance

The minimum level of HOME funds to be used for the Home Buyers Purchase Program is $1,000 per dwelling unit. The maximum HOME assistance per project for homebuyers purchase is based on a sliding scale depending on the primary mortgage.

Allowable Loan Use

The deferred payment loan may be used for:
  • Closing costs
  • Down payment assistance
  • Interest buy down and/or mortgage buy down


The debt-to-income ratio cannot exceed 43% of the front-end ratio. The front-end ratio, indicates the percentage of income that goes toward housing costs, which for homeowners is: