CityLift is a great program, but does have a few weaknesses as well:
1. Like any government program, CityLift has condition requirements.
2. The timeframe required to close can be a bit longer.
3. Most listing agents have never heard of CityLift and are reticent, after receiving multiple offers, to accept offers with CityLift funds.
4. Offers with CityLift funds are considered less than ideal by listing agents who DO understand the program - there are a lot of moving parts - especially when coupled with CHDAP, Section 8, CalHome or other programs.