Colorado Down Payment Assistance Programs

CHFA & metroDPA

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What is CHFA?

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) offers affordable home purchase and refinance loans as wells as grants and second mortgage loans for down payment and closing cost assistance through their network of approved Colorado lenders.

CHFA Loan Programs

CHFA  Down Payment Assistance Grant*
 

  • Up to 3% of your first mortgage loan amount 

  • No repayment required

CHFA Down Payment Assistance Second Mortgage Loan*
 

  • Up to 4% of your first mortgage loan amount 

  • Repayment deferred until certain events, such as payoff of first mortgage loan, sale or refinance of your home, or if home no longer owner-occupied

CHFA Program Requirements

Borrowers must qualify according to our underwriting guidelines and meet these general requirements: 

CHFA mortgage programs are available to first-time and non-first-time Colorado home buyers... 

  • 30-year, fixed-rate government (FHA) and Conventional mortgage loans to purchase or refinance a home 

  • Down payment assistance grants and second mortgage loans for down payment and/or closing cost assistance (purchase only)

*CHFA down payment assistance can only be used when paired with a first mortgage loan under a CHFA program. Higher interest rates apply. First lien interest rates may be higher when using a DPA second.

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What is metroDPA?

metroDPA is a wonderful down payment assistance program for low and moderate-income individuals and families located in and around the Denver Metro Area. They offer up to 6% down payment assistance to Colorado home buyers.

metroDPA Program Requirements

metroDPA is a wonderful down payment assistance program for low and moderate-income individuals and families located in and around the Denver Metro Area. They offer up to 6% down payment assistance to Colorado home buyers...

  • No First-Time buyer requirement 

  • Must be Principal Residence 

  • Must occupy within 60 days of the closing 

  • Household Income Limit: $150,000  

  • Minimum 660 credit score for FHA, USDA, VA (Minimum 640 credit score for Conventional)

  • Required homebuyer education - HUD Approved or CHFA

metroDPA Eligible Loan Types

  • FHA, VA, USDA-RD 

  • Freddie Mac HFA Advantage

metroDPA Eligible Areas

  • Cities and Towns: Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Berthoud, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Dacono, Deer Trail, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Erie, Evans, Federal Heights, Firestone, Fort Collins, Frederick, Golden, Greeley, Highlands Ranch, Keensburg, Lakewood, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lone Tree, Longmont, Mead, Northglenn, Parker, Platteville, Sheridan, Superior, Thornton, Watkins, Westminster, Wheat Ridge

  • Counties: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Larimer County
     

Counties are for the unincorporated area outside of city limits.

Security First Financial is a CHFA Participating Lender and is an approved metroDPA lender.

Our team is here to answer any questions you have.
We can help you understand more about:
  • Home loan programs

  • Current mortgage rates

  • The home loan process

  • What you'll need for your application

  • What to expect after you complete your application