Monday, April 4, 2016
Staged photo of a first time home buyer
Home Buyer Programs and Services in the City of Garden Grove

The City of Garden Grove is offering First-Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement programs for manufactured housing in Garden Grove until October 2017 or until all funds have been expended. The program is funded by CalHOME through the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

The First Time Homebuyer program assists low-income applicants purchasing their first home. In order to qualify for the program, the applicant cannot have owned a home in the past three years and must: purchase a manufactured home in Garden Grove; occupy the manufactured home throughout the life of the loan; attend a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved Homebuyer Education Program; occupy the manufactured home throughout the life of the loan; meet the program income requirements. The home purchase price cannot exceed $65,500.

The City is also offering six free 8-hour, HUD approved, homebuyer workshops for anyone interested in the First Time Homebuyer program. Workshops will be held at the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, 11300 Stanford Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2016: April 9, May 14, June 11, August 13, September 24, and December 3.

The Home Improvement program assists low-income applicants to rehabilitate their manufactured home. In order to qualify for the program, the home must be a manufactured home in Garden Grove. The applicant must occupy the manufactured home throughout the life of the loan and meet current income requirements. All repair/rehabilitation work must meet Garden Grove Municipal
Code and Uniform Building Code standards. At a minimum, imminent health and safety hazards must be eliminated, as determined by the sole discretion of the City.

For more information, please call (714) 741-5789 or visit the Home Buyer Programs and Services in the City of Garden Grove website.