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Down Payment Resource releases Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 46 from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.


Published quarterly, DPR's HPI surveys the funding status, eligibility rules and benefits of U.S. homebuyer assistance programs administered by state and local housing finance agencies, municipalities, nonprofits and other housing organizations. DPR communicates with over 1,200 program administrators throughout the year to track and update the country's wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates and affordable first mortgages, in the DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database.

Key Findings

The Q1 2022 HPI examined a total of 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs that were active as of April 6, 2022. Key findings are as follows.

* Marked increase in number of programs introduced. Programs introduced in Q1 2022 include two first mortgage programs, two combined funding programs, 10 grants and 32 second mortgage programs. This marks a 2.1% increase in the number of homebuyer programs available compared to Q4 2021.

* Largest gains in nonprofit programs. There was a 5.7% increase in nonprofit-sponsored programs introduced in Q1 2022. Additionally, there was a 2.3% increase in programs supporting home purchases in defined locales and a 1.3% increase in statewide programs.

* Support for manufactured housing continues to increase. 31 additional homebuyer programs opened eligibility to manufactured housing in Q4 2021. Now 28.8% of all homebuyer assistance programs support the purchase of manufactured homes.

* More than one third of programs do not have a first-time home buyer requirement. It is a common misconception that homebuyer assistance is only available to first-time homebuyers, however 38% of homebuyer assistance programs in Q1 2022 did not have a first time homebuyer requirement.

"Both the number of homebuyer assistance programs and the volume of available funding increased in Q1 2022, a trend we have observed for several consecutive quarters," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "With affordability on the decline in 79% of U.S. counties and the availability of homebuying assistance on the rise, homebuyers need real estate agents and mortgage lenders to connect them with programs that make homeownership more affordable."

Further analysis of the Q1 2022 HPI findings, including infographics and examples of many of the programs described in this release, can be found on DPR's website at

For a complete, state-by-state list of homebuyer assistance programs, visit

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100(tm). DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource .

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Silver Solutions Offers Free Infographic Designed to Help Families Who Lost Loved Ones During COVID Crisis

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Silver Solutions, a company specializing in helping older adults and their families live safer, less stressful lives wherever they call home, today released a new downloadable infographic entitled “What to do with Mom’s Home after she passes” for posting or sharing.

For more than a decade, the company has been helping families in the metropolitan areas of New York City, Chicago and most recently South Florida, make growing older easier and less stressful through senior safe living home improvements, relocation to assisted to living and dissolving a family’s home after the loss of a loved one.

With the increase in COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks, the company’s Nothing Forgotten arm in New York City has been hard at work helping families that have suffered the loss of a loved one, by providing compassionate, professional help cleaning and emptying family homes and apartments. For Silver Solutions, the inspiration for the creation of this infographic, was to provide families impacted by the pandemic with a simple guide outlining the most immediate priorities for the home while also honoring the legacy of their loved ones.

“These are unprecedented times in every way and Silver Solutions work helping families has never been more important and urgent. Among the big changes we’re seeing during this pandemic are families seeking our help within the first 30 days after the loss of a loved one instead of the usual 60-90 days, especially where it involves a rental apartment or assisted living community,” notes Dan Lagani, Silver Solutions Co-Founder and CEO.

“Our work with seniors and their families over the past decade has help us create a professional and compassionate process that makes it easier for families to ready the home for sale while carefully curating all that made their loved one so special,” says Laura Olivares, Silver Solutions President and Co-Founder.

If you need help with honoring, sorting, distributing, donating, recycling and more related to the emptying of a family home, Silver Solutions just takes a click or call (877) AGE-SAFE for a virtual or in-home assessment.

Founded as Nothing Forgotten, Silver Solutions has been making growing older easier and less stressful for adults and their families for more than a decade in New York, Chicago and Florida. The business specializes in 3 areas: senior home safety improvements, downsizing/relocation and the dissolution of homes after the relocation or loss of a loved one. It is led by co-founders, Dan Lagani and Laura Olivares who are combining their expertise in communications, senior advocacy, organizing, home and health to make a difference in the lives of older adults.

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