Spring into Action with the Help of GovBenefits.gov

Once again the popular tradition of spring cleaning is upon us and people across the country are sprucing up their homes. But if you are interested in not just improving your house, but possibly finding a new one, GovBenefits.gov has information on several programs that may be able to assist you.

HUD Homes for Sale
The purpose of the program is to sell the inventory of HUD-acquired properties in a manner that expands home ownership opportunities, which will strengthen neighborhoods and communities. For more information, visit the HUD Homes for Sale Program.

Condominium Unit Purchase (Mortgage Insurance - HUD/FHA)
This program can help individuals buy a home in a condominium development that will be their place of residence. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs. For more information, visit the Condominium Unit Purchase Program.

Home Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims
This program can help individuals purchase a new home or rebuild their house if they are victimized by a major disaster. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers to rebuild or purchase, FHA-approved lenders make loans through this special insurance program. For more information, visit the Home Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims Program.

Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons
DOE's Weatherization Assistance (Wx) Program is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Its mission is to insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with a high energy burden, in order to conserve needed energy and to aid those persons least able to afford higher utility costs. For more information, visit the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons.

Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program
If you are a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or teacher this program may help you purchase a home in a HUD-revitalization area by offering qualified purchasers a 50% discount off the list price of homes available from HUD's inventory. You must agree to live in the home for three years and it may be your only residence during that time. For more information, visit the Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program.