How Does HUD Dollar Homes Work?

How Does HUD Dollar Homes Work?
How Does HUD Dollar Homes Work?

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Where to Start Looking for a HUD House?

HUD’s Dollar Homes initiative helps local governments to foster housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and address specific community needs by offering them the opportunity to purchase qualified HUD-owned homes for $1 each.

I would start calling my local city and county government housing departments for $1 HUD homes in areas that they are planning to regentrify.

Dollar Homes are single-family homes that are acquired by the Federal Housing Administration (which is part of HUD) as a result of foreclosure actions.

Single-family properties are made available through the program whenever FHA is unable to sell the homes for six months.

By selling vacant homes with a current market value of $25,000 or less, for $1 after six months on the market, HUD makes it possible for communities to fix up the homes and put them to good use at a considerable savings.

The newly occupied homes can then act as catalysts for neighborhood revitalization, attracting new residents and businesses to an area.

Local governments can partner with local nonprofit homeownership organizations or tap into existing local programs to resell the homes to low-to-moderate income residents of the community.

To find out if properties are available for sale in your community, visit HUD Homes and click on your state.

How Can I Buy a HUD Home?

Read our section on how to buy a HUD home.

Then look at the listings of HUD homes available.

If you find a home that interests you, you’ll need to contact a HUD-approved Real Estate broker (most brokers are HUD-approved), who can submit a bid for you.

Successful bids are posted right on the page for your state.

For more information, you may also contact the FHA Resource Center by email at or by phone at (800) CALLFHA.

How Can I Get Listings of HUD Homes for Sale?

You can see lists of HUD homes for sale right on the web page.

In addition, we link to listings of homes being sold by other federal agencies.

You can even get directions to the properties that interest you, see their locations on a map, and find out what schools are in the area.

👀 >>>HUD Dollar Homes Map

Will HUD BUY My House? Can I Sell My Home to HUD?

HUD does not buy homes.

The homes that HUD sells come into HUD’s possession as a result of defaults on FHA (HUD) insured mortgages.

Read the section on selling your home.

It offers basic information that is good to know when selling your home.

How Can I Find Out More About the Officer Next Door and Teacher Next Door Program?

Teacher Next Door and Officer Next Door have been combined into Good Neighbor Next Door.

As a Real Estate Broker, What Do I Need to Do to Sell HUD Homes?

We have a section just for real estate brokers.

There, you can find out about the requirements for certification, how to get listings, and more.

More information about HUD homes.

How Can I Get On the Mailing List for Multifamily Properties for Sale?

Multifamily properties for sale are listed on the website.

You also can subscribe to the mailing list.

Curated from HUD Home FAQS

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