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Family Enjoying Home Thanks to County Program

An Alta Sierra family is enjoying their home, but they never would have been able to buy it without the help of a Nevada County program. 36 year-old Robyn Johnson describes herself as very frugal, scrimped and saved, and checked out all kinds of programs for first time home buyers. She says she came across the county’s Downpayment Assistance Program…

Listen to Robyn Johnson 1

The program provides low interest loans that help families come up with a down payment for the house. They still pay the mortgage each month, but don’t have to pay down the down payment loan for 30 years. Johnson says there was a lot of paperwork involved, and the process took some time, but they were finally approved…

Listen to Robyn Johnson 2

If the Johnsons should sell the house, the downpayment loan is paid back in full. Now Robyn, her husband David, and two kids, 16 and 13, and can do whatever they want to the house…

Listen to Robyn Johnson 3

The Johnsons have been in their home now a little more than a year, and Robyn is spending a lot of time telling friends and others about the program. For more information, contact the Nevada County Department of Housing and Community Services.

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