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Down Payment Assistance Programs for First Time Homebuyers
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About the Program

Program funds are awarded to organizations throughout the state to create, continue and expand their existing down payment assistance programs.  Eligible homebuyers who have completed Homebuyer Education and the recommended coaching from a qualified organization, may qualify for up to $15,000 in down payment and/or closing costs assistance.

These funds are from the state’s document recording fee, and certain jurisdiction’s Construction Excise Taxes collected.  A portion of these funds are distributed to Oregon Housing and Community Services to expand the states supply of homeownership housing for low to moderate income families and individuals, particularly communities of color, with a percentage of funds reserved specifically for Oregon Veterans.

Below is a list of organizations recently awarded Down Payment Assistance funding and the areas they serve, please contact them directly for information and eligibility requirements:​

ACCESS  Jackson, Josephine

African American Alliance for Homeownership  Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington   

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity  Deschutes

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation  Hood River, Sherman, Wasco

Community Action Program of East Central Oregon   Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Wheeler

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon   Baker, Grant, Union, Wallowa

Community in Action  Harney, Malheur

DevNW   Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk

Habitat for Humanity, Portland Metro East  Multnomah

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon   Benton, Columbia, Coos, Clatsop, Deschutes,  Douglas, Hood

                                                 River, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Sherman, Tillamook, 

                                                 Union,  Wasco,  Washington,  Yamhill                             ​                                                                 

Hacienda Community Development  Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington

Native American Youth and Family Center  Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington

NeighborImpact  Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson

NeighborWorks Umpqua  Coos, Curry, Douglas

Open Door HousingWorks  Washington

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives  Multnomah

Portland Housing Center    Clackamas, Columbia, ​Multnomah,   Washington, Yamhill

Proud Ground   Multnomah, Washington

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity  Washington