Down Payment Assistance Program

The dream of homeownership can be a reality with our down payment assistance program.

How to Qualify

• First time home buyer or has not owned a home within the last 3 years
• Pre-qualify with a HUD Certified Lender
• Must meet HUD Income Limits of 80% AMI or lower
• Attend a HUD APPROVED 8 Hour Home Buyer Education Class
• Eligible buyers can receive up to $10,000 in assistance
• Eligible Veterans/Spouses can receive up to $15,000 in assistance
• Eligible Clayton County Employees can receive up to $15,000 in assistance
• All Georgia Police, Firefighters, First Responders and Educators can receive up to $15,000 in assistance
• Select a home to purchase in Clayton County
• Max Purchase price of $250,000
• Fee Simple Ownership
• Interest free, soft second loan
• Buyer must occupy home for 5 or 10 years depending on the amount of funds received, after 5- or 10-years loan amount is fully forgiven
• Condos or mobile homes are not eligible
• $1,000 contribution from the buyer (can consist of earnest money, inspection, or appraisal)
• Select approved Closing Attorney
• No money will be received by buyer at closing


How to Get Started:

2024 Homebuyer Education Workshops Schedule (pdf)(211KB)

June 22, 2024 Homebuyer Education Workshop (pdf)(1009KB)

  • Meet the approved lenders minimum credit score requirement to begin the pre-approval process
  • Select an existing or new construction single-family home within Clayton County, GA
  • Condos or Mobile Homes do not qualify for DPA
  • Select a home that does not exceed $250,000

Downpayment Assistance:

Is your organization interested in becoming a Preferred Lender for Clayton County Downpayment Assistance Program for first-time homeowners?

Click HERE for more information

For more information contact:
Beverly Curry, Real Estate Specialist
Office: (770) 473-5914 TTY: 771
Fax: (770) 210-5215