Newsong provides down payment assistance for purchases of both residential and commercial properties. The program features a one-time gift to cover all closing costs, and those who qualify for an FHA loan are eligible to apply for Newsong.
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FHA Downpayment Grants for Homebuyers

Newsong provides down payment assistance for purchases of both residential and commercial properties. The program features a one-time gift to cover all closing costs, and those who qualify for an FHA loan are eligible to apply for Newsong.

The program does not require inspections or credit checks, and there are no first time homebuyer restrictions. Newsong is open to anyone buying a home with a pre-approved FHA loan or an existing FHA loan;

  • Up to $25,000 in down payment assistance is available to cover closing costs on a home purchased with an FHA loan.
  • Additional assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis.
  • Down payment assistance money is made available 24 hours after approval.

Same-day approval is possible if your loan officer submits an application before noon during on a business day. The seller must participate in the Newsong program and is required to pay a fee. The payment is not a tax-deductible charitable contribution. Ask your loan officer for further information if you have questions.

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Elimination of Non-profit Down Payment Assistance
On July 30, 2008, President Bush signed H.R. 3221 - Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Section 2113 of the bill prohibits seller-funded DPA (Down Payment Assistance) for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration. Prior to this bill, the seller could contribute up to 6% to the buyer to cover either a down payment or closing costs on an FHA loan. The changes became effective October 1, 2008.
Since this program is no longer available, we recommend that you get pre-approved for a low down payment FHA home loan.

FHA LOAN QUESTION # 16   [ -more FHA questions- ]

Q: What is the FHA loan limit?

A: FHA loan limits vary throughout the country. FHA Maximum Loan Amounts are set by HUD for every county in the United States. Maximum loan amounts vary from one county to another. Because these maximums are linked to the conforming loan limit and average area home prices, FHA loan limits are periodically subject to change.



First time home buyers purchasing a home with an FHA loan or going through a HUD-approved charitable agency can use their 2009 First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit to make their downpayment.
Down payment assistance programs allowed the seller and charitable organizations to contribute towards the closing costs and down payment of FHA loans.


FHALoan is a private corporation, is not a government agency, and does not make loans.