SHRA offers a variety of programs and resources to help eligible low-income buyers realize the dream of homeownership. These include the Mortgage Credit Certificate program, the CalHome First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program, and several affordable home purchase opportunities.
If you are interested in purchasing your first home or don’t know what your first step is, read the Frequently Asked Questions for First Time Homebuyers.
Weekly Funding Update – As programs open and close frequently due to the availability of funding, SHRA provides a weekly update for its homebuyer programs. Refer to the Weekly Funding Update for the most up to date information about program availability.
Program Updates and Announcements – In addition to the weekly funding update, all parties interested in SHRA’s homebuyer programs are also encouraged to register for and maintain current contact information on SHRA’s email list (ListServ) in order to receive program updates and important announcements. Refer to the Single Family Lenders Email List for more information.
PLHA First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program
The Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income homebuyers by providing down payment and mortgage assistance to reduce the amount of the first mortgage loan on homes located in the City of Sacramento.
For additional program information click here. To apply for the PLHA Program, contact one of SHRA’s approved lenders listed here.
Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
Note: Due to the depletion of funds, SHRA cannot assist with this program until further notice.
SHRA administers the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program to assist eligible homebuyers afford their first home. This program provides a tax credit to eligible homebuyers to reduce the amount of Federal income tax the homebuyer pays which enables them to more easily afford to purchase a home. The primary MCC program is summarized below along with the process to request to have a MCC reissued for current certificate holders.
The Sacramento Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program provides homeownership assistance in the form of a Federal Income Tax Credit on home purchases within the County of Sacramento and the cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Isleton, Galt, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova. Read more about the MCC Program details below. To apply for the MCC Program, contact one of SHRAs approved lenders.
Sacramento MCC Program – Reissued MCCs
As part of the Sacramento MCC Program, SHRA offers current MCC holders who wish to refinance their original mortgage loan for the first time the ability to request to have their MCC reissued. Read the detailed requirements and procedure to apply for a Reissued Mortgage Credit Certificate (RMCC) below.
CalHome First Time Homebuyer Program
Note: Funding is currently depleted for both the City and County of Sacramento as of March 8, 2017. SHRA cannot assist with this program until further notice.
The CalHome First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income homebuyers by providing down payment and mortgage assistance to reduce the amount of the first mortgage loan on homes located in eligible areas of the City and County of Sacramento. For additional program information click here. A link to a map of the Qualified Census Tracts for the program is located here: CalHome QCT Map. To apply for the CalHome Program, contact one of SHRAs approved lenders listed here.
Affordable Homes for Sale
Welcome Home Program
Homes available for purchase under the Welcome Home Program are owned by SHRA and are fully renovated prior to sale. Homes range in size from two to five bedrooms and are located throughout the City and County of Sacramento. Renovations include new appliances and amenities such as dishwashers, washer/dryer hook-ups, new interior and exterior paint, windows, floor covering, fixtures, and heating/air conditioning systems.
Homes are sold to eligible low income households in the City and County of Sacramento. Down payment assistance may be available for those households that qualify, and residents in SHRA’s rental assistance programs may also qualify to purchase a home.
A total of 76 homes will be renovated for sale in target areas of the City and County, including the Sacramento Promise Zone. The link below provides information on the current availability of these homes.
Below is a complete list of our current listings (Last Updated: 3/21/2023). PLEASE NOTE: New listings will be added as homes become available.
|7701 18th St||Sacramento/Sacramento||3||$285,325.00||PENDING||View Flyer|
|7705 18th St||Sacramento/Sacramento||3||$285,325.00||ACTIVE||View Flyer|
|7684 Sweetbrier Way||Sacramento||3||$285,325.00||PENDING||View Flyer|
Welcome Home Program Frequently Asked Questions
Approved Real Estate Brokers Welcome Home Program
Welcome Home Program Approved Lender List
For more information about purchasing a home, call SHRA Homeownership Services at (916) 440-1393.
New Affordable Homes for Sale
There are periodically opportunities for eligible buyers to purchase affordable single family homes. These homes may be located in new subdivisions or in existing neighborhoods. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and be able to qualify for first mortgage financing to purchase these homes. In addition, most of these homes require restrictions on the resale of the home, so buyers are advised to fully understand these restrictions. For more information, please call SHRA Homeownership Services staff at (916) 440-1393.
For a list of affordable homes currently for sale in the City and County, use this link New Affordable Homes for Sale
Approved Lender Information
Becoming an Approved Lender
Note: SHRA’s Approved Lender List is currently closed to new lenders. This information will be updated and ListServ notices will be sent out as needed.
SHRA homebuyer assistance programs are accessed through Approved Lenders who meet specific lender requirements and are trained to offer our programs. Listed below are the requirements for lenders and information to help them understand how SHRA works with them to provide affordable housing opportunities.
Home Ownership Guidelines
Approved Lender Requirements
|Lender Name||Address||Contact Name||Phone|
|Big Valley Mortgage||3000 Lava Ridge Court, #220|
Roseville, CA 95661
|Ronald Howard||(916) 960-1325|
|Finance of America||2281 Lava Ridge Court, #210|
Roseville, CA 95661
|Donald Broussard||(916) 677-1199|
|GEM Mortgage||9245 Laguna Springs Drive, #200|
Elk Grove, CA 95758
|Lyle Morgan||(916) 337-2721|
|Guild Mortgage||2250 Del Paso Road, Ste. A|
Sacramento, CA 95834
|Dan Tharp||(916) 257-1470|
|Guild Mortgage Company||2620 21st Street|
Sacramento, CA 95818
|Sarah Lee||(916) 600-6126|
|Mountain West Financial||701 University Ave., Ste. 104|
Sacramento, CA 95821
|Greg Bisi||(916) 923-5900|
|Paramount Residential Mortgage Group||2831 G Street, Ste. 200|
Sacramento, CA 95816
|Ken Clark, Jr.||(916) 732-2340|
|RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing||548 Gibson Drive, #140|
Roseville, CA 95678
|Kimberly Evans||(209) 346-9185|
|RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing||2330 East Bidwell Street, Suite 209|
Folsom, CA 95630
|Rahul Singh||(317) 957-8993|
|Sacramento Credit Union||800 H Street|
Sacramento, CA 95814
|Ed Matsuoka||(916) 444-6070|
|Summit Funding||3900 Lennane Drive, Suite 210|
Sacramento, CA 95834
|Sylvia Gomez||(916) 691-5301|
|Wholesale West Lending Inc.||725 30th Street, #203|
Sacramento, CA 95816
|Rafael Jauregui||(916) 442-8001|
SHRA recognizes that homebuyer education is a critical component in preparing buyers for successful, responsible homeownership. Education is also important for homeownership preservation. SHRA assistance programs require prospective homebuyers attend a course of homebuyer education class provided by a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.
Due to Covid-19, SHRA asks participants to contact and set up a virtual class with:
NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center – Sacramento Region
2411 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Related Links for Homebuyers
SHRA partners with other government agencies and affordable housing organizations to provide additional resources and information that may be useful to potential homebuyers. Listed below are some of these partners.
California Housing Finance Agency
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development