There are programs that offer down payment assistance. after a short sale there are waiting periods though. 7 years for a conventional loan, 3 years for an FHA loan, and 2 years for a VA loan. All these time lines are based on the date the property was transferred to the new owner (typically the date sold). I would be more than happy to go over things with you and see how i can assist you in getting into a home. Feel free to reach out to me.