Our Mortgage Specialists are knowledgeable about local, state and national home buyer grants and assistance programs.

We won the Community Bankers Association of Illinois 2017 Innovation & Excellence Award for our Affordable Housing Foundation initiatives!  Let us help you fulfill your dreams of home ownership by covering grant options that may be available to you.

Marquette Bank Affordable Housing Foundation Grant

  • Income Requirement: Total household income is less than 80% of the Area Median Income for your county. Takes away the risk of any rate increases
  • Geographic Requirement: Purchasing a property within one of the 1,100+ low, moderate or middle income census tracts within Marquette Bank’s assessment area (City of Chicago, Will, Dupage, Kendall, southern portion of Cook and southeast portion of Kane).
    • Qualify for a $1,500 grant when you buy a property in a middle income census tract.​​
    • Qualify for a $3,000 grant when you buy a property in a moderate income census tract
    • Qualify for a $5,000 grant when you buy a property in a low income census tract
  • Must be a first-time home buyer and the grant must be used toward the purchase of your owner-occupied primary residence: single-family home, two flat, condo or townhouse.
  • Assistance must be used towards down payment and closing costs.
  • Additional restrictions may apply, contact a Marquette Bank Mortgage Specialist today.
​​1st Home Illinois Program
  • Program offered by Illinois Housing Development Authority.
  • $7,500 assistance for down payment and closing costs.
  • Available in Boone, Cook, DeKalb, Fulton, Kane, Marion, McHenry, St. Clair, Will & Winnebago counties.
  • Income limits up to $91,347.60.
  • First-time home buyer or anyone who has not owned a home in the last three years (Veterans are exempt).
  • Must live in the home as your primary residence.
  • Marquette Bank is an authorized IHDA Lender.
  • Additional restrictions may apply, contact a Marquette Bank Mortgage Specialist today.

Downpayment Plus® Program

  • Program offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • $6,000 assistance for down payment and closing costs.
  • Home buyers must:
    • Meet income eligibility requirements.
    • Contribute at least $1,000 to the purchase of the home
    • Participate in homebuyer and financial literacy counseling
    • Live in the home as your primary residence
  • Additional restrictions may apply, contact a Marquette Bank Mortgage Specialist today.
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Home Financing


For Home Financing help, call us at 1-708-364-2525.

Marquette Bank Retail Lending Center
15959 108th Avenue Orland Park, IL 60467