Homeownership Counseling Program

Our home ownership counseling program educates potential home buyers of the entire process involved in successfully owning a home. We offer a free 8-hour home buyer's class that covers the following:

  • Budget and money management
  • Credit awareness and analysis
  • How to determine the right home
  • How to negotiate the purchase price
  • Loan pre-approval process
  • Selecting a realtor
  • Types of loans available

This video explains more (PDF).

Plus, you could get $1000 in down-payment assistance!

Mortgage Assistance

Additionally, for eligible persons currently on the Section 8 rental assistance program, the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency is able to help them with monthly mortgage payments instead of monthly rental assistance. These payments are made directly to the lender on a monthly basis and as with the rental assistance. The mortgage assistance will adjust according to changes in the participant's income.

MMHA Homeownership Counseling Program Applicaiton (PDF)

Home Ownership Performance (PDF)

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please email Stephanie Dietrich or call at 563.264.1554 x163 or stop by the City Hall Housing Department located at 215 Sycamore Street.