Applying for Government Loans
A government loan is a sum of money loaned to an individual. This government loan money is backed by the federal government, and protects lenders against payment defaults. This makes it easier for lenders to lend larger sums of money with lower interest. There are a number of government loans which vary depending on the state and status of the borrower. Government loans are available mainly to help make home ownership affordable for low-income people and first-time buyers.
|Types of federal government loans include|
|Energy Efficient Mortgages|
|VA Mortgage Loans|
|Rural Development Guaranteed Housing|
|The American Dream Down payment Initiative (ADDI)|
|Teacher Next Door Program|
|Good Neighbour Next Door Sales Program|
|Home Choice Program|
|Self Help Ownership Opportunity Program|
|Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN|
|Habitat for Humanity International|
This is an incomplete list of government loans, and each state has even more specific government loans available.
Current Status of Government Loans
In light of the recent economic downturn, people borrowing from government loans have begun to feel a bit insecure. The Great Depression was examined and evaluated with regards to lenders and borrowers, and economists began to realize how turbulent government loans can be in times of economic hardship.
Overview of Government Funding
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 distributes the $787 billion as follows:
|Category||Total Recovery Act Funds||Funds Paid Out|
|Tax Benefits||$288 Billion||$99.1 Billion|
|Contracts, Grants, Loans||$275 Billion||$93.2 Billion|
|Entitlements||$224 Billion||$122.3 Billion|
The Savings and Loan Crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, the recent housing market crash of 2007, the horrid subprime mortgages, and the backlash of risky investments have the financial lending system upside down. Interest rates are through the roof and most people have no way to pay off their loans.
Other Options for Free Government Funding
Government Grants have proven to be the safest viable option - AND THEY'RE FREE. Unlike government loans, government grants never have to be repaid, they are available to any and everyone who can prove need, and are available in a wide array of subjects (housing, education, personal, medical, etc.)