Down payment Assistance Program
Florida Housing also offers down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a second mortgage loan to assist eligible homebuyers with their down payment and closing costs. Down payment assistance is only available when used in conjunction with Florida Housing's first mortgage loan.
Down payment assistance is not available as "stand alone" down payment assistance.
Are you looking to buy a home?
Florida Housing offers homeownership programs through our Homebuyer Loan Programs and our Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program. Click on each program below for additional information.
Homebuyer Loan Programs
The Homebuyer Loan Programs offers 30-year fixed rate first mortgage loans to first time homebuyers through participating lenders and lending institutions throughout the State of Florida. Eligible borrowers may also participate in one of Florida Housing’s second mortgage programs to assist borrowers with down payment assistance and closing costs.
Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offers eligible first-time homebuyers a nonrefundable Federal income tax credit which can be utilized with a lenders first mortgage. The MCC reduces an eligible borrower’s Federal income taxes and, in effect, creating additional income for the borrower to use in making mortgage payments or other household expenses. Florida Housing’s Program offers a tax credit amount of up to 50%, based on loan amount.