Information you’ll need to provide

  • A copy of your First-Time Homebuyer Education course certificate. 
  • Documents and requirements will vary by mortgage lender.

Helpful tips

  • Your mortgage lender will be heavily involved in the application process for this program. They will need to complete an application, as well. The loan requirements will vary depending on the lender you choose for your mortgage.
  • This down payment assistance does not have to be repaid if you remain in the home for at least 6 years. If you sell the home before this timeframe you will have to repay in the following increments: 100% if sold within 1-3 years, 50% is sold between 4-6 years, 0% after 6 years.

About this program

Provided by: MDC Public Housing and Community Development

If you have questions, you can speak with a program representative at:

Program Information: Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

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How we can help

Here is direct contact information for Program Representatives who will answer any questions and help you apply.

  1. To get started, call or email one of the experts from Public Housing and Community Development.
  2. You might say, “Hi, I’m a resident of Miami-Dade and I need help applying for Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance. Can you help me apply?”

If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, send us an email at

Shawn Topps 

Public Housing and Community Development

(786) 469-2209