Future Home Owners

Thinking about buying a home? Great news! The City of Aurora partners with many great organizations to bring you assistance.

Choose Aurora Down Payment Assistance Grant


No Longer Accepting Applications at This Time


Funded by the City of Aurora's Community Development Block Grant, this program offers grants of $3,000 to $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to persons or families earning at or below 80% of the Chicago-area Area Media Income (or $61,500 for a family of four in 2016) and who choose to purchase their home in the City. Three year legal covenants for home ownership and maintenance will apply. For more details, please contact the City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment Division at the number listed on the right.
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Illinois Assist Grant Program


Sponsored by the City of Aurora and designed to be part of the mortgage application process, Illinois Assist is a grant given at closing as a percentage of the mortgage loan amount. The assistance may be used for down payment or closing costs and prepaids. Assistance is in the form of a non-repayable grant. When the first mortgage is reserved, the assistance is automatically reserved. When the loan is closed, there are not second mortgages, second notes, deed restrictions or liens. For more details, contact a participating lender. Find a participating lender.