The NJHMFA. (New Jersey Housing Mortgage Finance Agency) a state-wide Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) provides $10,000 for qualified first-time homebuyers to use as down payment and closing cost assistance when purchasing a home in New Jersey. The DPA is an interest-free, five-year forgivable second loan with no monthly payment
To participate in this program, the DPA must be paired with an NJHMFA first mortgage loan. The first mortgage loan is a competitive 30-year, fixed-rate government-insured loan (FHA/VA/USDA), originated through an NJHMFA participating lender. Certain restrictions such as maximum household income and purchase price limits apply. For more information, contact an NJHMFA participating lender below.
Are you a first-time homebuyer?
You’re considered a first-time homebuyer if you have not owned a home within the previous three years.
Are you planning to purchase a home in New Jersey?
This program applies to homes to be used as a primary residence in any New Jersey county.