The City of South Gate does offer a First Time Homebuyer program, however, you must meet their low income requirements and have a minimum of $10,000 towards down payment and closing costs.
Where you will find more assistance is from the county, state and federal programs that are available to you. Without specifics about your situation, it is difficult to fit you to the proper programs. I specialize in helping 1st Time Homebuyers and am a Board Certified Down Payment Assistance Specialist. I would be happy to discuss your options with you. You can contact me through my profile.
Remember, now is a great time for 1st Time Homebuyers. Inventories are high (lots of selection), prices are low (lots of bank owned properties) and mortgage rates are still at 30 year lows. So now is the time to find the right home, negotiate the right price and take advantage of ALL the assistance you can get to become a homeowner, and Dare to Dream.
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty