Are there FHA programs available for single parents?

HUD does not have specific programs designed for single parents, however, many of HUD's programs assist low and moderate income first-time homebuyers which could include single parents.

To find these resources, you should start by contacting one of the HUD-approved housing counseling agencies in your area to talk through other options for help that might be available to you.

To locate an FHA approved lender go to:

There are also many local and State government programs available that use HUD and/or non-HUD funds to provide grants for the downpayment or to help pay closing costs.

To find out what programs are available in your area visit:

For more information about the homebuying process go to:

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02878