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.

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. *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 classes. These classes are provided by the housing authority.

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.

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Homebuyer Program Class Schedule & Information

The Homebuyer Program provides support and guidance throughout the entire home buying process. Each participant is educated and prepared to be a home owner. The purchase process is controlled to make sure that the home you buy will be affordable for you.

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.

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 register for classes or with questions about the program.

Income Limits

Household Size Maximum Annual
Gross Income
8 or more