In 2022 we were all negatively affected by a series of unexpected events. Record inflation led the U.S. Treasury to increase interest rates at an unprecedented pace. In 2022, mortgage interest rates more than doubled over the course of that year.  This aggressive increase caused investors to reduce their participation in the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market. This is the national capital market where we raise resources that are used to fund and support the HOME Plus Down Payment Assistance Program. The reduced participation has negatively impacted our ability to consistently provide availability for our Arizona IDA Home Plus DPA complete portfolio of products.

Conditions can change on a day-to-day basis and therefore, the lender / loan officer you work with can provide greater insight, including which Arizona IDA HOME Plus DPA offerings are available during these challenging times. To find a lender near you and discuss options, please click on the Find-A-Lender link.

We appreciate your understanding during these times and hope that we can offer a DPA solution that works best for you.


Dirk Swift
Program Administrator

*Updates and terms may change without notice. Please consult with your lender for the most updated product information.

BORROWER(S) MAXIMUM INCOME LIMIT HAS BEEN RAISED TO $122,100.00 (effective July 1, 2022)

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7 Markets with Greatest Potential of Down Payment Assistance - Home Plus Arizona DPA

7 Markets and Their Greatest Potential Impact of Down Payment Assistance

Mortgage Ready Buyers Benefit from Down Payment Help

Homeownership Program Index analyzes 7 markets with the greatest potential impact of down payment assistance

Atlanta, GA, February 12, 2019 — Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,313 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates, affordable first mortgages and more.

According to the updated and expanded Urban Institute Barriers to Accessing Homeownership report, commissioned by Down Payment Resource and Freddie Mac, there are about 21 million mortgage-ready renters under 40 in the 31 largest US cities. In addition, most (about 88%) of the mortgage-ready millennials in the US earn enough to afford a typical house in their city.

“We now know there are millions of buyers with the income and credit necessary to qualify to buy a home. The biggest question is: do they know it?” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. “Unfortunately, many renters don’t investigate homeownership simply because they don’t believe it’s an option. Yet, every community is served by some type of homeownership program.”

According to the Barriers to Accessing Homeownership report, 36 percent of 2017 mortgages, across 31 of the largest U.S. cities, were eligible for down payment help. The HPI analyzed the impact down payment assistance could have on seven markets with the greatest percentage of 2017 purchase mortgage loans eligible for down payment help.

7 markets with the greatest potential impact of down payment assistance

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ: Buyers in the Arizona have access to the HOME+PLUS Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program.

The Arizona Industrial Development Authority (AzIDA), a political subdivision of the Arizona Finance Authority and State of Arizona administers the HOME Plus home buyer down payment assistance program. The HOME Plus Program provides a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage combined with down payment assistance. This assistance can be used toward the down payment, closing costs or a combination of the two. Over 500 new home buyers a month are using the HOME Plus program to purchase a home.

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About Down Payment Resource: Down Payment Resource (DPR) creates opportunity for homebuyers, REALTORS® and lenders by uncovering programs that get people into homes. The company tracks more than 2,500 homebuyer programs through its housing finance agency partners. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as “Most Innovative New Technology” and the HousingWire Tech100™. DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. For more information, please visit and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About Down Payment Resource’s Homeownership Program Index
The Homeownership Program Index (HPI) measures the availability and characteristics of down payment programs administered by state and local Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs), nonprofits and other housing organizations. It analyzed state, local and national programs available in the DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® registry as of January 9, 2019.

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