Housing Grant Opportunities To Consider
An unstable economy, rising unemployment, and the volatile global financial systems are not good indicators of the best time to either buy or rent a home. In order to achieve the American Dream, low-income or moderate-income groups now have the option of applying for federal housing grants. In order to help you make an informed decision, the information below helps make you aware of the housing grant opportunities that are available.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal agencies partner with the banking industry to help make the dream of owning real estate a reality by offering free grants to the qualifying public sector of low-income to moderate-income groups.
In 2017 alone, over $140 billion in home grants, down-payment assistance and low-interest loans was allocated for U.S. citizens. With these funds, the purchases of houses, income producing properties and real estate developments are basically assured once an applicant qualifies.
Unlike typical home loans, government grants do not exclude low-income groups or those with poor credit. Lower-income and/or moderate-income groups are all encouraged to apply.
Grants are now opened to many different areas in the United States: cities, suburban areas and rural districts. They are applicable to mobile homes, RV parks, rental housing, first-time home buyers, new construction, land development, seniors-only communities and apartment buildings. Grants for new construction and urban development also are available. In addition, closing costs, renovating costs and even free training on financial management/budgeting also form part of the government grant program.
Depending on what you are looking to do, the economy may not be good for some segments, but for others, it is the best of times. If you are looking to buy when prices are low, the timing is perfect for those needing to take advantage of these government opportunities. It is important to research and learn about what is available to you and what you qualify for so that you are an educated consumer when the time comes to make applications.