Your 24/7 DPA Assistant

We help lenders make faster, better-informed product decisions so you can be a down payment hero to more homebuyers.

The growth market is here, but homebuyer disconnect keeps many on the sidelines.

  • Saving for down payment and closing costs is consistently cited as the number one issue.
  • Yet, only 23% of buyers are even familiar with down payment programs that can help.
  • The Urban Institute found there are about 21 million mortgage-ready renters under 40 in the 31 largest U.S. cities.
  • New data shows that more homebuyers are using down payment assistance — Freddie Mac reported that use doubled between 2013 – 2016. 


How it works

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a comprehensive database of eligibility criteria for all 2,300 U.S. homeownership programs. DPR is licensed to participating lenders like you who aspire to work with more homeownership programs. Our award-winning technology helps you connect more buyers to the down payment help they need.

4 unique lender solutions

DPA Directory
Make faster, better-informed product decisions with our searchable directory of all homeownership programs.

Who it helps: Secondary/Capital Markets, Product Development, CRA/Community Lending

  • Central hub for latest DPA eligibility criteria
  • Reduce manual DPA research time
  • Immediately access programs nationwide
  • Position LOs or brokers to compete with the best available programs and product

LO Portal
Lender eligibility tool matches incoming borrowers to your company’s approved homeownership programs.

Who it helps: Loan officers, Brokers, Processors, Underwriters, Wholesale/Correspondent Account Executives

  • Match borrowers to company-approved DPAs
  • Compare programs to find best fit
  • Decline fewer loans for cash-to-close or DTI
  • Organically improve CRA performance

Underwriter Portal
Replace complicated spreadsheets with quick access to DPA guidelines and requirements.

Who it helps: Underwriters

  • Confirm whether or not a DPA is company-approved
  • View company overlays
  • Direct access to current, file-specific program guidelines, requirements, contact information and important links
  • Reduce manual DPA research time

Consumer Portal
Personalized landing pages generate more referrals by allowing consumers to learn about the DPAs you offer.

Who it helps: Homebuyers, Loan officers, Brokers, Digital Marketing, Consumer Direct, Homebuyer Counselors, Realtors/Builders, Wholesale/Correspondent Account Executives

  • Personalized landing pages unique to each originator or referral partner
  • Engage new borrowers and generate leads
  • Run digital marketing campaigns linking to your landing page
  • Mobile-friendly consumer experience

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Gain efficiency + align your teams

“Making homeownership a reality has been at the heart of our mission. Technology advances that allow us to have a virtual 24/7 assistant, like the Down payment Resource tool, fosters our goal of continuing to be a curator of homeownership options.”

Nancy Obando, Sr. Vice President at Mountain West Financial


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Over the past 11 years, Down Payment Resource has become the industry authority for the most current information about affordable lending programs.

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