Tutor Home Program

Our “homeowner in training” program. The Tutor Home program provides residents the opportunity to lease a home for up to two years while they take steps to prepare for the purchase of their own home.

How It Works:

  1. You receive one-on-one coaching about the home buying process.
  2. We review your credit report and suggest steps to improve your credit score, if needed.
  3. We help you develop a spending plan and make deliberate decisions about where you want your money to go.
  4. You have access to a matched savings account (VIDA).
  5. A portion of your rent is set aside and applied toward the purchase of your own home, upon successful program completion.
  6. We support you through the home loan and closing processes.

Are You Eligible?

  • Preference given to current Housing Choice Voucher holder and FSS graduate applicants
  • Available to those earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Must reside or work in Deschutes, Crook or Jefferson County
  • Tenants must demonstrate that by the end of the lease a) their income will be sufficient to support a mortgage, and b) they will be in a position to obtain mortgage financing
  • Participants must comply with a Tutor Home Lease Agreement, pass home inspections, and complete program requirements

Contact our Homeownership Specialist now to find out more.