Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Down Payment Assistance.

Kentucky Down payment assistance loans are available up to $7,500 for Mortgage



KHC is used for mostly applicants in Kentucky that don't have access to money for a down payment on their home. 


Down payment assistance loans are available up to $7,500 and are paid back over a period of ten years. They are typically offered to buyers with limited cash reserves and carry an interest rate of 1 to 3.75% based on applicants gross income.


These loans can make a critical difference to buyers for whom the down payment is an obstacle. Buyers whose 3.5% down payment is less than the $7,500 limit may choose to use the remainder of a down payment loan to pay closing costs, further reducing the amount needed to bring to closing.


Kentucky Down Payment Assistance

This type of loan is administered by KHC in the state of Kentucky. They typically have $7,500 down payment assistance year around, that is in the form of a second mortgage that you pay back over 10 years at a interest rate of 1% or 3.75% depending on your income in the household.

Kentucky Down payment assistance loans are available up to $7,500 for Mortgage

​​​​Kentucky Housing Down Payment Assistance for $7500 in 2022 for Kentucky Home Buyers



ATTENTION: KHC has announced changes to the Down Payment Assistance Programs! This is great news for buyers in Kentucky!

1. KHC is increasing the down payment assistance program amount from $6,000 to $7,500. This is for both Regular Down Payment and for Affordable Down Payment assistance programs
2. The interest rate on the repayment of the down payment assistance will go from 5.5% to 3.75%. (Affordable Down Payment assistance will remain at 1%)
Realtors: We are here to help you and your clients take advantage of these great opportunities.
Buyers: We are here to answer questions you have regarding this program and qualification requirements.

KHC is used for mostly applicants in Kentucky that don’t have access to money for a down payment on their home.

​​​​KHC recognizes that down payments, closing costs, and prep​aids are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers. Here are several loan programs to help.

Regular DAP

  • Purchase price up to $346,644 with Secondary Market.
  • Assistance in the form of a loan up to $7,500 in $100 increments.
  • Repayable over a 10-year term at 3.75 percent.
  • Available to all KHC first-mortgage loan recipients.

Affordable DAP

  • Purchase price up to $346,644​ with Secondary Market.
  • Assistance up to $7,500.
  • Repayable over a 10-year term at 1.00 percent.
  • Borrowers must meet Affordable D​AP income limits.

​More About Down Payment and Closing Costs

  • No liquid asset review and no limit on borrower reserves.
  • Specific credit underwriting standards may apply to down payment programs.​

Sometimes they will come to market with other down payment assistance and lower market rates to benefit lower income households with not a lot of money for down payment.

KHC offers FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional loans with their minimum credit scores being set at 620 for all programs.

The conventional loan requirements at KHC requires 660 credit score.

The max debt to income ratios are set at 40% an 50% respectively.

  • KHC ELIGIBILITY AND CREDIT STANDARDS OVERVIEW
  • (Not intended to be an all-inclusive list.)
  • Home Buyer Eligibility
  • • KHC can help both first time and repeat home buyers statewide.
  • • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal status to be in U.S.
  • • Applicant’s income ONLY through Secondary Market.
  • • Property must be the borrower’s principal residence.
  • • Any Borrower that meets both the income and purchase price limit can have access to Down Payment Assistance.
  • Kentucky Housing Credit Standards
  • • 620 minimum credit score required for FHA, VA, & RHS.
  • • 660 minimum credit score required for Conventional.
  • • Debt ratios: 40/50%
  • • Collections in most cases do not need to be paid-off in full.
  • • Bankruptcies and foreclosures must be discharged two to seven years.
  • • Non-taxable income can be grossed-up.
  • Property Eligibility
  • • Both new and existing property.
  • • Both new & existing Manufactured Housing.
  • • With RHS only new construction Manufactured housing is allowed.
  • • Purchase price limit of $346,644 for Secondary Market or $311,997 for Tax Credit.
  • • Full appraisal required on all KHC loans.
  • • With Existing Property, VA is the only loan product that requires a termite inspection.
  • • A termite soil treatment certificate is required on ALL new construction properties except on conventional loans.
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