Programs for Homeowners & First Time Home Buyers

The City of Lawrence through its Community Development Department offers Lawrence homeowners and first time home buyers various Housing Programs to help make housing safer and more livable by addressing code violations, and more affordable.

Rehabilitation / Deleading Program

Low and moderate-income homeowners and investors/developers may be eligible for grants and/or loans offered by the City of Lawrence through its lead abatement and rehabilitation programs to rehabilitate properties located in the City. Our primary goal is to eliminate building and sanitary code violations and decrease the instances of lead poisoning in children by increasing the availability of affordable lead-safe housing. The program offers low interest loans, deferred payment loans and/or grants to eligible owners and investors.

For more information, please contact Olivia Rosa.

First Time Home Buyer Assistance Program

The City of Lawrence's First Time Home Buyer Assistance Program is funded under the City’s annual allocation of HOME funds from Housing and Urban Development. The program provides financial assistance to low and moderate-income households in the purchase of their first home. Assistance is available to qualified Lawrence home buyers in the form of a 0% deferred loan forgiven in five years for up to 3% of the home's purchase price to assist with down payment and closing costs.

For more Information, please contact Ana Camargo.