HAPI Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance
Financial Assistance for Homebuyers in South Dakota
For other South Dakota counties, HAPI provides Housing Opportunity Funds. This award comes in the form of a $3,500 forgivable grant.
Both assistance programs have certain requirements that applicants must meet to be considered eligible. HAPI requires that all borrowers attend and complete a Homebuyer Education course prior to closing on the home. All applicants must fall within the income limits are under 80 percent of the HUD AMI for each county.
1 person household: $33,250
2 person household: $44,300
3 person household: $38,238
4 person household: $55,350
5 person household: Contact HAPI
Note: these figures were accurate at the time of publication and may no longer be current - visit the program website for updated information.
The purpose of this program is to make funds available to eligible applicants who are interested in purchasing a home but need financial help to pay the upfront costs, which include the down payment, as well as the closing costs and prepaid items required to obtain homeownership. These expenses can add up to a substantial amount, and the inability to pay it might keep people stuck in a renters trap.
*Seller-funded down payment programs were eliminated in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, but States and Local government agencies are still permitted to help borrowers finance their homes with second mortgages and grants. These agencies set different requirements that a borrower needs to meet in order to qualify for the grant programs, such as property location, and purchase price and income limits.
Down payment assistance programs and/or grants were researched by the team at FHA.com. Please note that all programs listed on this website may involve a second mortgage with payments that are forgiven, deferred, or subsidized in some manner until resale of the mortgaged property.
FHA.com's compilation is not a complete list, but it can serve as a starting point in your search for the down payment assistance program or grant for your situation. It is up to the consumer to contact these entities and find out the specifics of each program.
Down Payment Grants in South Dakota
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority offers the Fixed Rate Plus Option Program to help cover some or all of the down payment and closing costs associated with a mortgage transaction. It provides eligible applicants with assistance up to 3 percent of the loan amount.
South Dakota’s Homes Are Possible Inc. (HAPI) acknowledges that potential homebuyers able to make the monthly payments on a new home may not have enough saved for a down payment. That’s why HAPI currently offers a $3,500 non-forgivable loan as Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance for Brown County.
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