Riverside County First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance HOME Program

Temporarily Suspended

Maximum Amount

Up to $75,000 (20% of Purchase Price)


  • The FTHB HOME assistance absolute maximum is the lesser of $75,000 or 20% of the home’s sales price.
  • After the 15-year affordability period, the FTHB HOME assistance is converted to a grant with no repayment of funds.
  • This deferred second mortgage does not require any monthly payments and is not interest bearing.

Participating Lenders

Approved Education Providers

After the lender has determined if you are eligible for the program, you will need to attend an 8 hour homebuyer education class for the FTHB Program. The lender will provide the names and phone numbers of approved homebuyer education provider and you will need to call one of the providers to schedule a class. There may be a minimal charge to attend this class, which may be an eligible expense for FTHB assistance.

Home Buyer Education Provider:


HUD Approved Housing Caunseling Agencies:


Program Provider Contact

Program Information
Housing Division
3403 Tenth Street, Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92501

EDA Housing Phone:(951) 955-0784

Programs Coordinators
Susan Guarino – Development Specialist

Programs Manager
Juan Garcia – Principal Specialist