Web Reference: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/common/program_info.htm#SFH
Also, the Louisiana Housing Fiance Agency has specific programs, check out http://www.lhfa.state.la.us/programs/homeownership/first_tim , they have programs for first time home buyers and college grads that help with low interest rates and downpayment assistance, etc. If you would like help call me at 318-361-0300 (Monroe) or 318-255-5302 (Ruston) or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
Is the house a fixer upper, i also know of first time programs for fixer uppers. RealtorCraig@cox.net
On my website, go to this link, http://iansellsnola.com/gpage10.html and I have a basic description of what money you get back in one of my neighbouring parish in the New Orleans metropolitian area.
Essentially, you can get up to 4% towards your closing costs...even on condos! There are 30 and 40 yr terms.