The Cuyahoga County Down Payment Assistance Program is an effort to support homeownership for Cuyahoga County residents whose income is in the low to moderate range.

About the Program

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  • Eligible homebuyers can receive down payment assistance in the amount of 10% of the purchase price, with a maximum purchase price of $141,000.00.


  • Homebuyer will be responsible for a minimum 3% contribution towards the purchase. The assistance is provided in the form of a deferred second loan on the home, and the full amount of assistance will be repaid upon sale, transfer or refinance of the home.


  • The first mortgage lender must be on the OHFA-approved lender list. Click HERE to visit OHFA's site for a list of approved lenders.


  • Income, location and homeownership requirements apply.


  • Use the eligibility calculator to the right and see the program brochure for more information.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check your eligibility using the calculator to the right.

Step 2: Download the program's brochure for more information and full eligibility requirements.

Step 3: Download, print and fill out the program's application.

Step 4: Return your completed application to CHN.

You may email your completed application to
You may also drop off your completed application in the Sales and Lending drop box on the first floor of our office (near the elevator) located at:
2999 Payne Ave | 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114


We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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