Tacoma Downpayment AssistanceTacoma Downpayment Assistance Loan Program

Program out of funds as of December 2nd, 2019. No further information is available at this time.

Disclaimer: The Commission does not endorse a person, business practice, product or service other than those of the Commission.

Tacoma downpayment assistance is a second mortgage loan program that combines with the Home Advantage or Opportunity first mortgage loan programs. This program is for qualified borrowers purchasing within the eligible city limits (PDF) of Tacoma. This program allows up to $20,000 in downpayment assistance with payments deferred for 30 years, at 4% simple interest.

Due to federal guidelines, the home must not have been occupied by a tenant within 90 days of the purchase and sale agreement. You must be a first-time homebuyer and the home you are purchasing must be your principal residence and owner-occupied. The definition of a first-time homebuyer is that you have not owned a home anytime in the past three years. There are no monthly payments, with the balance due and payable when the Borrower(s) 1) sells, refinances, transfers the property; 2) fails to maintain as principal place of residence; or 3) when the home is paid off (on or before 30 years).

You must attend a free Homebuyer Education Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and receive your certificate. You will also attend a one-on-one pre-purchase counseling session just prior to closing. The seminar and counseling will provide you with the information you will need to purchase and maintain your first home. Online Homebuyer Education will not meet the seminar requirement for this program.

Once you are pre-approved and your lender says you are ready to close, please contact one of the following agencies to schedule an appointment for the one-on-one pre-purchase counseling session:

South Sound Outreach Services Tacoma, 253-593-2111

Parkview Services Seattle, 206-542-6644, Marnie Claywell ext 126

PC2 Homeownership, 253-564-0707 x105

MAXIMUM INCOME LIMITS as of 09/09/2019

To be eligible for Tacoma Downpayment Assistance, your household income must not exceed these limits:

Household Size
Household Income Limit $44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700


Existing construction home limit is $285,000.

New construction home limit is $354,000.

No manufactured homes allowed with this program.


Funds may be used for downpayment and closing costs based upon need.

The Borrower’s minimum downpayment requirement is $1000.

Gift funds are allowed to meet the borrower’s minimum contribution requirement.


We would like to thank the following Lenders for their participation in the Tacoma Program:
Verify a mortgage company or individual:

Sunny Wilson, NMLS# 505811, Eagle Home Mortgage, 425-876-4959,

Annette Schmidt, NMLS# 287955, Academy Mortgage 253-347-5052,

Traci Skinner, NMLS# 184042, Fairway Independent Mortgage, 253-677-9493, 


If you have questions about the Tacoma Downpayment Assistance Loan Program, please contact Dietrich Schmitz at 206-287-4459 or toll free at 800-767-4663, Ext. 459, or by e-mail


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