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 Forgivable Loan Program



Funded by the City of Aurora's Community Development Block Grant, this program offers either $3,000 or $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to individuals or families earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Family Income (or $63,200 for four person household in 2017) and who choose to purchase their home in the City. Three year legal covenants for home ownership and maintenance apply. For more information, please view the Choose Aurora Application and Program Guidelines (or Elija a Aurora En Espanol) in our Downloads section or contact the City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment Division at the number listed on the right.
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Illinois Assist Mortgage Credit 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 no second mortgages, second notes, deed restrictions or liens. For more information, contact Angela Conover at 312-664-5656 or [email protected] or a participating lender. Find a participating lender.