metroDPA Social Equity Program

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What is the metroDPA Social Equity Program?

The metroDPA Social Equity Program offers potential homeowners $15,000 or $25,000 based on their income level and approval by the Department of Housing Stability.* The program that aims to increase homeownership in communities of color, and targets people who lived in or are descendants of families that lived in Denver’s redlined neighborhoods from 1938-2000.

metroDPA Social Equity Program Eligibility:

  • Household income limits of $176,700/year
  • Minimum credit score of 640
  • Up to 5% in down payment assistance with no interest*
  • Forgivable loan - don't have to pay back in the homeowner stays in the home for more than 3 years

Applicants must do the following to use the metroDPA Social Equity program:

  • Find the location on the redlined mapping tool to identify it as an eligible property
  • Complete a form and provide the necessary documentation to prove eligibility
  • If eligible, an approval number will be emailed to you
  • Meet credit and income qualifications to qualify for a metroDPA home loan
  • Income level determines the amount of assistance

A copy of the metroDPA Social Equity Qualifying Areas map is available to confirm eligibility:


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Nick Barta, Division President of Security First Financial, is an approved metroDPA lender. Please contact us to request more information or to verify your eligibility.


*First lien interest rates may be higher when using a DPA second.

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