Ameridream and Nehemiah Programs May Be Eliminated


    Seller funded down payment assistance programs are set to be eliminated by this fall, unless Congress approves the FHA Seller-Financed Downpayment Reform and Risk-Based Pricing Authorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 6694).  The Department of Housing and Urban Development apparently would rather eliminate these programs entirely than regulate them.  The video above is from Ameridream, and I’m not sure if their numbers include homebuyers that used other down payment assistance programs (like Nehemiah), but the bottom line is that thousands of potential homebuyers will not be able to purchase homes if the programs are discontinued.

    Please visit if you would like information on the programs or to take action and send a letter to Congress showing your support of the bill.

    You can read my previous posts on the Nehemiah Program here:

    If you have questions, please feel free to email me at or call me at  571-233-5491 .



    (and thank you to Jonathan Dalton at  for the heads up on the video)

    (UPDATE: Nehemiah also has a website up to fight elimination of Downpayment Assistance Programs: …thanks to Danilo Bogdanovic for sending me the link.)

    (FURTHER UPDATE: Congress is considering a reprieve! Read HERE)

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