Down Payment Assistance

CAHP in-office visits are restricted until further notice. We can be reached by phone at 517-332-4663, Monday - Friday from 9a - 5p.

Down Payment Assistance​

Have you found the home of your dreams but can’t quite come up with the funds needed to close?

We offer funds of between $1,000 and $30,000 in select neighborhoods of Lansing and East Lansing that can be used for:

  • Down-payment as required by the first mortgage lender

  • A reduction to the first mortgage as needed for loan qualification

  • Qualified Closing costs

Additional Rehabilitation assistance available in East Lansing – Funds between $1,000 and $5,000 can be used for :

  • Repairs needed to address code violations (mandatory)

  • Repairs to improve energy efficiency

  • Repair/Replacement of inoperable and/or obsolete home systems

  • Reduction of lead paint hazards (mandatory)

Employer Funded Down Payment Assistance

If you are an employee of a participating Employee Home Ownership Program (EHOP) organization, you may be eligible for assistance with the purchase of a home in areas selected by your employer.

Funds can be used to cover down payment and/or closing costs. Organizations include:

There are no income restrictions and participation requirements vary by employer.