Homebuyers Offered Homeownership Assistance Information Sessions


Phoenix, AZ – June 30, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Potential homebuyers may qualify for $15,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to help buy a foreclosed single family home, townhouse or condominium in the city of Phoenix.

The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Homeownership Assistance Program is offering two information sessions to outline eligibility criteria. One session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St. (north of Bell Road) and the other from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane (one block south of Beardsley Road, off 19th Avenue).

The full amount of the loan is repaid to the city when the homebuyer sells the home or refinances. The homes must meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Quality Standards or FHA standards and funds cannot be used for rehabilitation activities.

Families must be Federal Housing Administration creditworthy and complete the NSP-required eight-hour Homeownership Education and two-hour one-on-one Credit Assessment counseling. The property must be maintained as the principal residence.

More sessions will be offered throughout the city during the next few months. For a list of future sessions and other program updates, call 602-262-6602 or visit phoenix.gov/nsphome.

Media Contact:
Marcie Colpas 602-262-6164


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