Colorado Down Payment Assistance


CHFA Colorado Down Payment and/or Closing Cost Assistance Options

Colorado homebuyers using one of our first mortgage loan programs to finance their home purchase are eligible to use CHFA assistance options to help with down payment and/or closing costs. Even if you contribute towards a down payment, you may still use one of the options below.

Down Payment Assistance Grant* 

  • Up to 3 percent of your first mortgage**
    (Example: Get up to $6,000 on a $200,000 mortgage)
  • No repayment required

Second Mortgage Loan*

  • Up to 4 percent of your first mortgage**
    (Example: Get up to $8,000 on a $200,000 mortgage)
  • Repayment of loan balance deferred until certain events, such as payoff of your first mortgage, or the sale or refinance of the home, or the home is no longer your primary residence.

How to get a CHFA Loan

General Program Requirements

The following are some of CHFA's general requirements:

  • All borrowers have a mid-credit score of 620 or higher
  • Total borrower income must not exceed CHFA's income limits
  • Attend a CHFA-approved homebuyer education class (in person or online) prior to loan closing
  • Make a minimum borrower financial contribution of at least $1,000 toward the purchase of the home

In addition to meeting CHFA program requirements, borrowers must qualify according to the underwriting guidelines as determined by one of CHFA's Participating Lenders.

* Higher interest rates apply
**For a 30-year, fixed-rate loan

metroDPA Down Payment Assistance

metroDPA is a unique down payment assistance program for buyers with up to $176,700 of qualifying income to bring the dream of home ownership within reach. We know that lacking the funds for a down payment is often a barrier to home ownership. The program provides assistance as a no payment, zero-interest, forgivable assistance loan. As you apply for a 30-year fixed rate home loan, we help with down payment and closing cost assistance up to a percentage of your loan!

metroDPA is available to homebuyers throughout the Front Range. Check out the "What is metroDPA?" link for a list of approved areas. General qualifications: Along with meeting FHA, VA, USDA or Conventional guidelines for a 30-year, fixed rate home loan, borrowers must also meet the following:

  • Minimum Credit Score: 640;
  • Income Limit: $176,700;
  • Participating Area: most of the Front Range from Castle Rock to Wellington. See the "What is metroDPA?" link for a list of approved areas.


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