Hutch Council to consider details of down payment assistance program

Hutchinson City Council on Tuesday will consider approving a program to provide up to $2,500 to Reno County renters for down payments on homes in three Hutchinson neighborhoods.

The council included $35,000 for down payment assistance in its 2017 budget, approved in August, but hasn’t approved final details for the program. The neighborhoods covered by the program include the Houston Whiteside Historic District, the College Grove neighborhood between Hutchinson Community College and Main Street, and the Southwest Bricktown neighborhood in the southwest corner of town.

Hutchinson Housing Commission voted in October to recommend partnering with Interfaith Housing Services to administer the program. The Housing Commission proposed matching $2 for every $3 the home buyer has for the down payment, to a maximum of $2,500.

(Read more: The Hutchinson News)