Home Buyer Programs

The Down Payment Assistance (DPA) program is offered periodically by the City of Fort Wayne's Housing & Neighborhood Services department. It is designed to help first-time homebuyers purchase safe, decent and affordable housing. Assistance can be in the form of a 5-year 0% interest forgivable loan. Loan programs change from year to year so we suggest you keep an eye on this page for information on our upcoming 2014 Downpayment Assistance Program. As part of the DPA program, participants take a Homebuyer Education course.

No Down Payment Assistance program is open at this time. Please continue to check this site and local media for information about the next program.


The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the primary funder of all Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance programs operated by the City of Fort Wayne Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services (OHNS). HUD has delayed approval of Annual Action Plans for communities across the United States thereby delaying the release of funds for programming. OHNS expects to update the website with relevant information about any programs to be offered in 2014 as soon as HUD issues its approval of the City’s Annual Action Plan and releases funding.


In the meantime, OHNS will continue to seek out other agencies and institutions that offer similar types of Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Programs. OHNS will post any information obtained from other agencies and institutions pertaining to Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance type programs including how prospective applicants can access them.