Homeownership / Compradores de Casa
The City of Napa has Down Payment Assistance Program is funded through grant funds received from the State of California's Department of Housing and Community Development. The City's Down Payment assistance is in the form of a silent (deferred) loan. Currently, there are two funding sources available, and their eligibility criteria are listed.
- Gross annual income does not exceed 80% of the median income for Napa County, adjusted for family size per HUD. (Income Limit Chart)
- City will loan up to $150,000 or 30% of the purchase price, whichever is less
- 30 year loan, deferred payments for 30 years
- 1.0% simple interest rate
- Funds can be used to purchase homes within the city limits of Napa
- Maximum purchase price limit: $617,500
- Buyer must have 1% of purchase price as their share of the transaction. (Cannot include seller credits)
- Buyer must be able to qualify for a fixed rate mortgage loan, no ARMs allowed
- Minimum credit score of 620
- Buyers cannot have owned a home within the last three years
- Modest Home-maximum 3 bedroom, 2 bath, unless family size requires a larger home
- The property must be owner-occupied or vacant at least 90 days prior to the purchase agreement being presented
- Home must pass Housing Quality Standards inspection
- Loan is a deferred second mortgage behind a first mortgage loan
- Attend first time homebuyer workshop
First Time Homebuyer Program
First Time Homebuyer Affordable Housing Workshops
You are invited to attend one of our workshops to learn about programs that may help you become a homeowner, including the City of Napa’s First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program. Workshops have been scheduled to educate first time homebuyers on the home buying and mortgage loan process, and to inform them about the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program eligibility criteria.
In light of public health concerns, the March 24th workshop has been cancelled.
A second workshop will be held Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Napa City Hall, 955 School Street. No small children in attendance please.
To register, email Aclark@cityofnapa.org. Those in the market for a first home are encouraged to learn more and attend one of the City sponsored workshops.
Opportunities in Napa County
For information on other homeownership programs and opportunities within Napa County, including the Cities of American Canyon, St. Helena, and Calistoga and the Town of Yountville, contact us at 707-257-9254 or by email. Other program requirements and restrictions may be different, depending on funding source and location. Differences include income limits, loan amounts and repayment terms.