Owning a home is within your reachby Pima County News on Mar. 05, 2012, under Community Development & Neighborhood Conservation, Housing, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson
Get down payment assistance; attend March 24 open house
Low- to moderate-income individuals and families may qualify for $8,000 in down payment assistance to buy a foreclosed and vacant home in an area south of 22nd Street (see attached map).
Pima County is partnering with the City of Tucson and seven local nonprofits to make energy-efficient new and existing homes available and affordable with the help of $22 million in federal stimulus funds that Pima County received in 2010.
Prospective homebuyers can find out more about the homes and the programs aimed at making them affordable at the Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership Open House on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3810 S. Evans Blvd., Suite 130 (southeast of Ajo Way and Park Avenue).
Housing counselors and lenders will be available, along with refreshments and prizes.
Find out more about:
- the $8,000 Homebuyer Assistance Program available through the Community Investment Corporation.
- new, energy-efficient homes in three subdivisions — Corazon del Pueblo, one mile east of the Interstate 10/Craycroft Road interchange; Sunnyside Pointe, on South Park Avenue between East Irvington and East Drexel roads; and Liberty Corners, near South Liberty Avenue and West Iowa Street – being built by Habitat for Humanity Tucson, Old Pueblo Community Services and Chicanos Por La Causa, respectively.
- Rehabilitated and energy-efficient foreclosed homes with low mortgages (80 percent of appraised value) and only $1,500 out of pocket through Pima County Community Land Trust.
- Rehabilitated foreclosed homes and energy-efficient manufactured houses in the City of South Tucson available through Primavera Foundation.
For more information about the partners and their programs, call 520-243-4663 or go to the Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership website: www.pnip.org.