The USDA makes loans for low- and moderate-income applicants, guarantees loans for homebuyers, and provides loans and grants for home improvement. There are income limits to qualify for USDA loans, and you must have an acceptable credit history – but you don’t need perfect credit to qualify.
All of our First-time Homebuyer Loans have maximum income and maximum sales price / loan limits based on the geographic area in which the home is located. VHDA’s First-time Homebuyer Loans are limited to borrowers who have never owned a home or who have not owned a home in the past three years, with the exception of Federal Targeted Areas.
USDA loans are issued by a participating mortgage lender and are guaranteed by USDA, similar to VA loans and FHA loans, so you can obtain a lower interest loan without a down payment. In general, USDA home loans are for those low to middle income earners whose income is no more than 115% of the area’s median income, based on the household size, and location.