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
300 Bailey St., Ste. 2
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-332-4663

Center for Financial Health
3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite C-200
Lansing, MI 48917
517-708-2546
  
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.