Additional programs offered through the Housing Authority of the City of Colorado Springs are operated in conjunction with the Housing Assistance Programs. These include Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, the Golden Circle Nutrition Program, and the Colorado Springs Senior Center.
The Family Self-Sufficiency program provides an opportunity for participants to complete a college degree, become employed in their field of study, and to realize the ultimate American Dream – that of becoming homeowners. Any rent increases that the household would have paid for the five years during the household’s participation in the program is placed in an escrow account to be paid at the completion of the program. The money may be used in any way. Several participants have used it with our Homeownership program and now own their own home! For more information contact the Housing Authority.
***THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS IS NOT TAKING ANY NEW APPLICATIONS FOR ITS FIRST TIME HOME BUYER DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.***
When there are funds available, The Housing Authority offers a homeownership program in the form of a down payment assistance loan for first time homebuyers who are low-income. To be eligible, households of more than a single person (single households are reviewed case by case), must not have owned a home for three years, have an income of 80 percent or less than median income for El Paso County adjusted for family size, and meet a lender’s usual standards for providing a mortgage, (i.e., stable income for two years from the same source, good credit, few debts, etc.) Households should have an annual income of at least $24,000.
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