Homebuyer Resources for Texas Veterans

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC)

Homes for Texas Heroes Program: provides access to fixed-rate mortgage financing, down payment assistance grants and mortgage credit certificates to low and moderate-income veteran households.  More information is available here.

  • Eligibility Requirements:  Click here to take the program eligibility quiz.  Applicants must also complete a homebuyer education course.  Find a homebuyer education course here.
  • Application process: Households meeting all eligibility requirements should contact one of TSAHC’s participating lenders.  Click here for a list of participating lenders.

Texas Veteran’s Land Board

Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP): provides low-interest land, home, and home improvement loans that require little or no down payment.  Click here for a description of each loan type. The program also offers an interest rate reduction to qualifying veterans with a disability.

  • Application Process: Homebuyers interested in applying for the VHAP should request an application from one of the program’s participating lenders.  Find a participating lender here.

PEN-FED Foundation

Pen-Fed Dream Makers Program: offers grants for down payments to veterans who are first-time homebuyers. Please note: applications are only accepted when funding is available. Please check Pen-Fed Foundation's website for updates.

  • Eligibility Requirements: Click here for a list of instructions and eligibility requirements.
  • Application Process: Applicants are encouraged to apply online here.  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Homes Loans: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a home loan guaranty benefit to help veterans buy, build, repair, retain or adapt a home to suit their occupancy needs.  By guaranteeing a portion of the loan, the VA enables lenders to provide eligible veterans with more favorable terms.  Click here for additional information.

  • Eligibility Requirements: A list of eligibility requirements for all VA home loan programs is available here.
  • Application Process: Eligible veterans can apply for a VA home loan through any lender who participates in the VA program. Click here for additional instructions.

Explore VA

Explore VA offers Veterans and their family members fast and easy ways to learn about benefits they may be eligible for and to begin the application process. Click here for more information.

Other Resources for Veterans

Veteran-Owned Businesses: Business.com has created a guide for veteran entrepreneurs on how to successfully start a business. It includes information on business ideas and plans, securing funding, networking and more. Click on the link below for more information.

Guide for Veteran Entrepreneurs