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  • Wells Fargo offering down payment grants to boost homeownership in Kansas City area

    Bank commits $5.7 million through NeighborhoodLIFT program
    Prospective homebuyers in the Kansas City area will have the chance to get a $15,000 down payment grant from Wells Fargo, as the bank announced Monday that it is bringing its NeighborhoodLIFT program back to the area. According to John Santner, regional vice president of the Midwest region for NeighborWorks America, the Wells Fargo program will help create more than 300 new homeowners in the area.
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  • Employers can now contribute to their employees’ down payments, just like a 401(k)

    HomeFundMe, a crowdfunding down payment site, expands
    Many employers offer a number of benefits as a way to entice new employees to join the company, including health insurance, paid time off, and contributions to the employees’ 401(k) account. While employees may not see the benefits of their 401(k) until they retire, employers can now offer a new benefit that employees will be able to use much sooner – help with a down payment on a house.
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  • These banks raised wages on heels of tax reform

    More mortgages for low-to-moderate income borrowers, too
    Banks are giving back to their employees after Republicans in Congress passed their major tax overhaul last week. One bank even announced it would increase funding to its program which offers down payment assistance and financial education to homebuyers.
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  • Wells Fargo partners with NeighborWorks America to boost homeownership in Birmingham

    Wells Fargo will invest $2.55 million
    Wells Fargo is partnering with NeighborWorks America and Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham to boost homeownership in the Birmingham and Jefferson Country areas of Alabama. Through the program, borrowers may be eligible to receive a matching down payment assistance grant ranging from $2,500 up to $7,500.
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  • Urban Institute: HUD watchdog is wrong on borrower-financed down payment programs

    Says HUD-OIG misunderstands, overstates issue
    A recent report from HUD's watchdog said that HUD does not have sufficient oversight of borrower-financed down payment assistance programs for FHA-insured loans, which puts borrowers and the FHA’s flagship insurance fund at “unnecessary risk.” Analysts from the Urban Institute reviewed the report as well, and came to a different conclusion: HUD’s watchdog is wrong to call out the down payment assistance programs.
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  • Watchdog: HUD lacks sufficient oversight for borrower-financed down payment programs

    Report finds HUD “failed to adequately oversee” more than $16 billion in FHA loans
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s lack of oversight into borrower-financed down payment assistance programs for Federal Housing Administration-insured loans puts borrowers and the FHA’s flagship insurance fund at “unnecessary risk,” HUD’s watchdog said in a new report.
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