First Step To Receive Down Payment Assistance

The first step to receiving down payment assistance from the city is to attend Pre-Purchase Home-Ownership counseling. Approved counseling agencies in the Lansing area are:

Capital Area Housing Partnership
1290 Deerpath Lane
East Lansing, MI 48823

Center for Financial Health
3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite C-200
Lansing, MI 48917
Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
600 W Maple Street
Lansing, MI 48906

You will need to call one of these agencies to sign up for their Pre-Purchase Home-Ownership counseling course. You are not eligible for city funds until you have taken this course. After counseling you will need to find a mortgage company, real estate agent, and a house. For more information, visit the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors Website.

Your mortgage company will submit your application package for down payment assistance to Center For Financial Health.

If your package is accepted, an inspection of the home you wish to purchase will be set-up. You can obtain additional information and forms for our program on the city's website.