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Homebuyer Programs & Resources

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) supports the needs of renters and homebuyers by providing financing and programs that create safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income California residents. CalHFA is a self-supporting State agency that relies on revenues generated through mortgage loans rather than taxpayer dollars.

CalHFA offers a variety of loan programs to help you purchase a home in California.

  • CalPLUS Conventional Loan Program
  • CalHFA Conventional Loan Program
  • CalPLUS FHA Loan Program
  • CalHFA FHA Loan Program
  • Cal-EEM + Grant Program
  • California Homebuyer's Downpayment Assistance Program (CHDAP)
  • Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program (ECTP)

For additional information or to find out if you may qualify, visit the CalHFA website.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) also offers a variety of resources on fair housing issues, lists for lenders and real estate brokers, and homebuyer education information.

First-time Homebuyer Classes and Post Homeownership Assistance
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse (AHC) is a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Organization serving Southern California since 1991. AHC has HUD Certified Housing Counselors offering pre-purchase, homebuyer education, post purchase and foreclosure prevention in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Our Affordable Housing Services and Programs are offered in-house, over the phone or in group sessions. Please visit the website ( to enroll in homebuyer education, budget and credit workshops or one-on-one housing counseling. You can call (800-990-5626) during office hours: Monday-Friday and by appointment in the evening.
  • Homebuyer Education

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) NHS is a non-profit lender and community developer opening access to affordable home loans, home rehab, foreclosure prevention, financial education and homeownership counseling. For more than 34 years, NHS has served communities across Los Angeles County and strengthened neighborhoods, helping to improve the quality of life for families in need.
    For more information, please visit us at or call 888-895-2NHS(647)