Working with a borrower who wants to purchase a home, but needs assistance with their down payment? CAFA can be the solution offering up to 7% in down payment assistance through approved CAFA lenders.

Qualifying Factors

  • 620 Credit Score

  • 45% Debt to Income Ratio

  • Qualifying income limits determined on a per parish basis.

What can my down payment assistance be used for?

  • Down Payment Towards Loan Amount

  • Closing Cost

  • Buying Down the Mortgage Insurance

  • Prepaid Items (inspections, appraisals etc.)

* limits for Capital Area only, other parishes income limits may vary by program and parish) Click here to see the different programs available from CAFA.


CAFA Approved Lenders

1st Phase Mortgage LLC
360 Mortgage
Acceptance Capital Mortgage Corportation
Ace Mortgage Company
AFI Mortgage Company
AmCap Mortgage, LTD
American South Mortgage Lending
Arbor Lending Group LLC
Area Home Lending
Assurance Financial Mortgage
B&B Mortgage
BancorpSouth Mortgage
Caliber Home Loans
Campus Federal Credit Union
Cardinal Financial Group
Crescent City Home Mortgage
Crew Lending
Cross Country Mortgage
DHI Mortgage
DSLD Mortgage
Dunn Mortgage & Associates
E Federal Credit Union
Essential Federal Credit Union
Essential Mortgage
Eustis Mortgage Corp
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Family First Mortgage
First Access Mortgage
First Choice Mortgage, LLC
Gateway Mortgage Group
Guild Mortgage
Gulf Coast Bank
Home Bank
Home Federal Bank
Home Spire Mortgage
Homeowners Mortgage, LLC
Integra Mortgage Inc.
Intertrust Mortgage
Key Lending Solutuions
LA Home Lending
LA Lending, LLC
LA Mortgage Associates
Loan Depot
Louisiana Mortgage Associates
Magnolia State Mortgage
Milestone Mortgage
Mortgage Financial Services
Movement Mortgage
Nations Loan Services
Nations Reliable Lending
NOLA Lending
Paramount Residential Mortgage
Patterson State Bank
Pelican State Credit Union
Performance Mortgage
Pierremont Mortgage
Planet Home Lending
Preferred Lending Solutions
Premier Lending
Premier Nationwide Lending
Prime Lending
Priority Mortgage Lending, Inc.
Progressive Mortgage & Associates
Red River Bank
Regions Bank
Reliant Mortgage
Republic State Mortgage
Signature Home Lending, LLC
Southwest Funding
Summit Funding, LLC
SWBC Mortgage Baton Rouge
The Right Choice Mortgage
Thrive Mortgage
Total Mortgage
Universal Lending Services, Inc.
US Capital Group of Louisiana, LLC
Westin Mortgage Group
Whitney Bank