Opening doors to wealth generation through homeownership.

I have worked really hard and saved money to be able to purchase a home. I have come a long way since moving here from Kenya and losing both of my parents. I’m now building a life for myself here and I’m so proud to be a part of this community.

Samiel Opana Ogolio, Des Moines
Public Safety Officer

The down payment assistance through the Iowa Finance Authority made buying our first home within a short distance to both of our workplaces as a teacher and Behavioral Analyst for children with autism possible. We love our home and are looking forward to starting our new families’ story right here in this special place of our own.

Logan Maxwell and Karlie Peterson, Council Bluffs
Teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Children are the center of our lives – we have five of them of our own and I work with them every day as a daycare provider. Without the down payment assistance through IFA, my family would not have been able to purchase a home of our own.

Trisha Kern & Family, Des Moines
Daycare Worker

After retiring from my 25-year career as a NICU nurse and then tragically losing my teenage daughter this summer, I was desperate to trade in my rental home for one I could call my own, heal and find a path forward. The down payment assistance I received through IFA allowed me to do just that.

Angie Kerr, Sioux City
Retired NICU Nurse

IFA lending partners are the gateway to homeownership and wealth generation for our essential workers, including public safety officers, teachers, nurses, daycare workers and more. Their passion for ensuring Iowans can live near their work and be engrained in our communities is contagious. Here from some of IFA’s Preferred Lenders…

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