Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

FHA Loans

A program under HUD's Federal Housing Administration that insures housing loans made by private lending institutions to individuals and families who are earning a fairly good income but who cannot secure a loan on the conventional loan market.

First Time Buyer Home Loans

Programs that provide low interest down payment/closing costs loans and/or home purchase loans for people with low incomes who are purchasing a home or a condominium for the first time. These loan programs generally require that the property be used as a primary residence; allow lower down payments, assistance with closing costs and alternative credit; and often require participation in home buyer training classes.

Low Income Home Loans

Programs outside of HUD that provide direct or guaranteed housing loans for low-income families who do not have sufficient resources to purchase a home for themselves and who could not otherwise secure credit for this purpose.

USDA Rural Home Purchase Loan Programs

Programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service that make home loans and loan guarantees available to rural families with an income below 80% of the median income level in the communities where they live who do not qualify for a conventional loan. Direct loans are made for the purchase of a new home or for new home construction including site preparation. The loan guarantee program guarantees loans made by private lenders. Under the terms of this program, families may borrow up to 100% of the appraised value of a home eliminating the need for a down payment, a barrier to home ownership frequently faced by families with low incomes.