Detroit Down Payment Assistance Program
Thanks for your interest in the City of Detroit’s Downpayment Assistance Program (DPA). Due to the tremendous success of the city’s DPA program, new applications for downpayment assistance funding closed on December 4, 2023. Applications already received will continue to be processed until all funds are exhausted. We look forward to working with you when the program reopens in 2024!
Steps Towards Ownership
As you continue on the path towards homeownership, there are steps you can complete and resources you can access now to get ready to apply for DPA in 2024. The following resources will help you prepare for the DPA program reopening.
- Register for a homebuyer education workshop to learn more about the homebuying process and determine your buying potential. Click on the Homebuyer Education link below to get started with a local nonprofit partner that offers homebuyer support, including information about other downpayment assistance programs that may be available to you now!
- One-on-one financial coaching around improving credit, debt reduction, and savings through the Detroit Financial Empowerment Center.
- Find a lender of your choice and determine your home-buying budget and discuss the preapproval process.
- Contact a realtor to find a property and be prepared to make an offer when the DPA program reopens in 2024.
If you complete the steps before the Detroit DPA program reopens, you may qualify for downpayment assistance from the state of Michigan through MSHDA’s MI 10K DPA program, linked below.