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Freddie Mac Home Possible Mortgage

Freddie Mac offers the Home Possible Mortgage Program to help home buyers with limited resources afford mortgages. The Home Possible program enables home buyers to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3.0% of the property purchase price and no minimum borrower financial contribution. The Home Possible program is similar to Fannie Mae’s Home Ready Mortgage Program.
Type of program
Tax Credit
Amount of assistance

Divvy Homes

Divvy Homes lets people rent their dream home and then helps them save for a down payment so they can eventually buy the home. You do not have to stay in the house if you do not want to, you can walk away and cash out your savings.
Type of program
Lease to Own


HomeAbility, a new homeownership opportunity for people with disabilities and a lower income, offers a home value lien of 80 percent at a 5.25 percent interest rate and another, deferred lien of up to 25 percent and a zero percent interest rate for down payments and closing costs.
Type of program
Deferred Second Mortgage
Amount of assistance

BOOST/Alternate Credit Loan

BOOST/Alternate Credit Loan is a home purchase loan to assists Baltimore City or Baltimore County residents who do not have a traditional credit history in qualifying for a mortgage.
Type of program
Home Purchase Mortgage
Amount of assistance

Chenoa Fund DPA Edge Soft Second product for FHA loans

Chenoa Fund provides the down payment to assist you with a home purchase. There are no first-time borrower requirements.
Type of program
Down Payment & Closing Costs

Maryland Mortgage Program Flex 4% Grant

Comes with a grant equal to 4% of the first mortgage. Grant does not get repaid.
Type of program
Deferred Second Mortgage
Amount of assistance

Home Ownership Program (HOP)

HOP is financed with HOME funds provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is subject to the applicable federal regulations.
Type of program
Down Payment & Closing Costs

Maryland Homefront Mortgage

The Maryland Homefront Mortgage Program offers a reduced interest rate to active duty military and veterans
Type of program
Deferred Second Mortgage

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Urban Renewal

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A Model for Healthy Black Communities: The U Street Historic District in DC

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Explaining the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act

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Restoring Communities Left Behind

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Author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discusses racist real estate practices with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

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