Home Purchase Assistance

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal helps individuals and families realize their dreams of homeownership by providing information on available home purchase assistance programs.

With the WISH program, money contributed is "matched" with additional funds to increase the amount available for down payment and closing costs.

Participants can earn a three-to-one match on the money contributed toward the purchase of a home. For example: Contribute $5,000, and we can match your contribution $3 for every $1 — up to a maximum of $15,000 (subject to availability).

Who Can Participate

To be eligible to participate in the WISH program, individuals or families must:

  • Have or save at least $1,000 toward a home purchase.
  • Purchase their main home within the city of Phoenix.
  • Not have owned a home for the prior three years.

The following income guidelines apply:

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Get Started

Step 1: Attend one of our HUD-approved homebuyer education classes; they're often held twice a month. View upcoming Homebuyer Education classes and registration information on

Step 2: Schedule a counseling appointment with one of our trained staff. Please call us at 602-331-5833.

Step 3: Download and complete the Homeowner Assistance Application (PDF; requires free Adobe Reader software.). Bring this along with the other items listed in the pre-counseling appointment checklist.

Other Community Resources

To make sure you have all the information you need to be successful, here are links to some of our partners' websites and programs:

Chicanos Por La Causa

Greater Phoenix Urban League

Community Housing Resources of AZ

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Newtown Community Development Corporation

equal housing opportunity

Our Location

9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Phone: 602-331-5833


Mon., Tues. & Thurs.:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Looking to Get Started?

Download a Homeowner Assistance Checklist and Application before making an appointment. (PDF document; requires free Adobe Reader software.)