SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- First-time homebuyers are getting some added help from the state.
Governor Quinn announced a new program today that helps homebuyers get $7,500 in down payment help on a 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage.
A Illinois Housing Development Authority spokeswoman says
"Welcome Home Illinois" offers better interest rates and more down payment help than what was available.
The money comes from state capital funds set aside for affordable housing.