The Housing Division provides programs and services to turn the dream of home ownership into a reality for Arlington residents with low to moderate incomes. Housing programs can help first-time homebuyers plan, purchase and maintain a new home. View a list of available home ownership programs for 2018.
Opportunities for Home Buyers
Low-Interest Mortgage Program
This program provides an opportunity for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes to purchase in Arlington, by providing below-market-rate mortgages with as little as 1% down. Since 2005, the program has helped more than 400 families purchase their first homes in Arlington.
Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPAP)
This program helps first-time homebuyers purchase in Arlington by providing a deferred-payment, zero-interest second trust mortgage of up to 25% of the home purchase price. Find out about income requirements, maximum loan amounts and repayment terms. MIPAP funding is now available to qualified homebuyers.
Prevention Steps and Counseling
Free counseling and other services are available to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. Legal services, tax relief and other financial assistance programs are available to eligible homeowners, as well as assistance with food and other basic needs during times of financial hardship.
Rebuilding Together assists income-eligible homeowners with home maintenance and repair. The program brings volunteers, communities and resources together to repair and rehabilitate homes free of cost for those in need, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, military veterans and families with children.