City Living and the Housing Finance Agency
Last summer, I randomly got wind of the DC Open Doors program offered through the DC Housing Finance Agency. I cannot remember where or how, but this was the beginning of it all. The DC Open Doors program provides financing and down payment assistance for applicants. The qualifications are fairly simple: Have a decent credit score, purchase a home in DC, and a few others. In the current environment, it is increasingly difficult to save up for a down payment and qualify for a mortgage, even with a good credit score and a decent income. Programs like this have allowed many to become homeowners, including me. I attended a seminar held by the housing finance agency, asked a ton of questions, and that was it. I realized I found the program that would allow this fantasy to become a reality.