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How do I get a grant to buy a home?

asked 2016-07-27 14:28:32 -0700

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updated 2016-08-08 22:00:15 -0700

Ashley gravatar image

I need help with getting a grant for me and my grandkids. How do I get a grant to buy a home?

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answered 2016-08-09 14:11:55 -0700

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There are government and private programs that help people buy houses. Typically you need to have at least some money you can put down and enough income to pay for a low interest mortgage. However, don't give up before you look into it further. There may be some state or local programs in your area that could help you. I would recommend that you check out this article about grants to buy a house. In the section called "Housing Counseling" you can find out how to telephone an agency of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and get some free couseling and advice specific to your situation and where you live.

If you have a good story to tell and you're good at telling it, you might also try crowdfunding...it's a way to explain your situation and see if kind-hearted people will pitch in to help you achieve your goal. Take a look at gofundme.com. You can also read about this and other crowdfunding platforms for personal needs here.

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