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.
- Access to an on-line list of HUD approved housing counseling agencies is available at: https://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm
- A list of HUD approved Housing Counseling Agencies and their contact information can be obtained by calling HUD's interactive voice system at 1-800-569-4287
- Additional housing counseling information is also available at: https://www.hud.gov/i_want_to/talk_to_a_housing_counselor
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: https://www.hud.gov/buying/localbuying
For more information about the homebuying process go to: https://www.hud.gov/topics/buying_a_home