P.S. You do have to work with a lender that has been approved by the program.
There are few programs out there for first time home buyers. One of the lenders that I work with is offering up to a $5,000 down payment assistance.
DC government is offering a program called Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP). A component of the program helps people with downpayment assistance and one component helps first time home buyers with rehabbing a home.
Give me a call at 202-670-6677 when you a chance. I'll get you headed in the right direction!