Governor Pritzker’s administration is relaunching a home ownership program designed to help working class families and underrepresented communities of color in Illinois. The Opening Doors program is designed to aid lower-income borrowers and households of color with six-thousand-dollars in forgivable assistance for down payment and/or closing costs. This program is expected to assist more than 16-hundred homebuyers.
FILE - A for sale sign is displayed outside a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. House prices are soaring, and homeowners have a lot of value built up between what’s left on the mortgage and what their house is worth. Still, there are reasons to pause before cashing out that equity. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)