First-Time Homebuyer Guide
Our free first-time homebuyer education and counseling services, along with our downpayment assistance programs, can make buying your first home affordable. We will be there every step of the way to help you buy your new home!
To be eligible for HDF’s downpayment assistance programs, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. Complete the questionnaire to find out if you may be eligible for one of our unique lending products:
Our Loan Programs
Low-interest downpayment assistance for first-time homebuyers in Connecticut for up to 25% of purchase price when used for a downpayment and qualified closing costs.
Low-interest downpayment assistance for New York first-time homebuyers for up to 20% of the purchase price.
You Work CT
Up to $25,000 in 0% downpayment assistance for first-time homebuyers purchasing homes in the city where they work.
Homeownership Equity Fund
Up to $20,000 in 0% downpayment assistance for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) first-time homebuyers purchasing homes in Connecticut.
Additional loan programs are available to people buying in specific towns and cities (amounts and terms vary).
SmartMove Lending Partners
CT Community Bank
Fairfield County Bank
First County Bank
Savings Bank of Danbury
Thomaston Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank