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 above 50% of the County Median Income limits and 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. To apply for the program, you must undergo income eligibility verification, submit an application and sign required documentation.  *See table below for income limits.

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

Buyers credit score must be 580 or above.

Only people who are looking for a single family house will qualify. Duplexes or rental property cannot 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

The first step is to apply for the program. Applications are available under the Applications/Forms tab. Be sure to complete the income sections accurately as this will be used for initial eligibility.

Once an initial eligibility review is completed using the application, applicants will submit income documentation and meet with the Homebuyer Program Manager for an orientation. During this orientation applicants will learn how the program works and what their next steps will be.

Prior to closing HUD approved homebuyer education/counseling is required to receive assistance from the Appleton Housing Authority.

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 Tammy Boone at [email protected] or at 920-739-6811 ext 103 with questions about the program.

Income Limits

Household Size Minimum Annual Gross Income Maximum Annual
Gross Income
8 or more