Homebuyer Brochure

Established in 1993, the Appleton Housing Authority’s Homebuyer Program has helped more than 500 households reach their dream of owning a home. By utilizing available funding from federal, state and local sources, qualified applicants can receive assistance for down payment and needed repairs or upgrades to homes they buy. This assistance is given as 0% interest deferred payment loans. These loans do not collect interest and the home owner does not make payments to the Housing Authority as long as they live in their house.

Which houses are available?

Clients are free to purchase any house that is located in Outagamie or Calumet County. The price of a home must be in the client’s calculated price range and cannot exceed limits set for the amount of repairs that are needed to a home.

All homes are inspected before purchase to make sure they meet HUD housing quality standards. If repairs or upgrades are needed, assistance is available to see that each house is made a safe and decent place to live.

Who is eligible?

Households must be below 80% of the County Median Income to qualify. These income limits are adjusted for the number of people that live in the household. The Appleton Housing Authority is required to verify all sources of income for the household. Click here for information on materials required to verify income and assets. *See table below for income limits.

A person cannot own property at the time they apply for this program.

Only people who are looking for a single family house will qualify. Duplexes or rental property can not be purchased through this program.

Each applicant is required to complete a series of homebuyer education and counseling. Click on the link below (in red) for information.

The program is conducted in accordance with Fair Housing Laws. It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Next Steps
HOMEBUYER EDUCATION INFORMATION

HUD approved homebuyer education/counseling is required to receive assistance from the Appleton Housing Authority. Click on the link above for further information on this requirement.

As a national award of merit winner in 2000 for program innovation and a 2003 local award winner for best remodel of a home in a specialty category, the quality of assistance this program provides is unquestioned. Contact Nicole Lemke at 920-739-6811 ext 111 or at [email protected] to schedule your income verification meeting or with questions about the program.

Income Limits

Household Size Maximum Annual
Gross Income
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 or more
$43,650
$49,850
$56,100
$62,300
$67,300
$72,300
$77,300
$82,250