A renter with an imperfect credit history. A veteran just starting a civilian job. A farmer without a lot of savings. At TCU, we can offer folks who might not qualify for traditional financing access to government-backed mortgages that come with low down payments and other favorable financial terms.


  • Government-backed loan
  • Low, fixed interest rate
  • Reduced down payment options
  • Down payment can be a gift from a family member or other eligible donor
  • Good option for first-time homebuyers with modest incomes
  • Eligibility includes those with a lower credit score or blemished credit history


  • Available to qualified veterans, current military personnel, reservists and surviving spouses
  • 100% financing without mortgage insurance
  • Low down payment
  • Less restrictive qualifying terms than conventional mortgages
  • Easy refinance options for eligible borrowers

USDA Rural Development

  • No down payment required
  • Low closing costs
  • Allows borrowers to use a gift or grant to go toward their mortgage
  • Geographic restrictions as to home location