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

Ace Mortgage Company
AFI Mortgage Company
AmCap Mortgage, LTD
American Mortgage Network
American Portfolio Mortgage
American South Mortgage Lending
Area Home Lending
Assurance Financial Mortgage
B&B Mortgage
Cadence Bank
Caliber Home Loans
Caliber Home Loans
Cardinal Financial Group
Cross Country Mortgage
DHI Mortgage
Draper and Kramer Mortgage
Dunn Mortgage & Associates
E Federal Credit Union
Essential Federal Credit Union
Eustis Mortgage Corp
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Family First Mortgage
First Choice Mortgage, LLC
First Option Mortgage
Gateway Mortgage Group
Guild Mortgage
Gulf Coast Bank
Home Bank
Home Federal Bank
Home Spire Mortgage
Homeside Financial
Homeside Financial
Key Lending Solutuions
LA Mortgage Associates
Louisiana Mortgage Associates
Milestone Mortgage
Mortgage Financial Services
Movement Mortgage
Nations Loan Services
Nations Reliable Lending
NOLA Lending
Performance Mortgage
Pierremont Mortgage
Planet Home Lending
Premier Lending
Premier Nationwide Lending
Prime Lending
Progressive Mortgage & Associates
Red River Bank
Regions Bank
Reliant Mortgage
Republic State Mortgage
Signature Home Lending, LLC
Southwest Funding
Summit Funding, LLC
Sun West Mortgage Company Inc.
SWBC Mortgage Baton Rouge
Synergy One Lending
The Mortgage Firm
Thrive Mortgage
Universal Lending Services, Inc.
US Mortgage
Whitney Bank