Oh sorry I forgot to add, the dpa for a pre existing home in Port Arthur is only 7,500 I believe or 9,500...but for a newly reconstructed house it was 20,000.
But check with them to see when they reset for the year. Make sure you take all the necessary classes, and you can also try building you a house with the habitat for hummanity, or Sweat Equity Program (which is just like it) also ask about this program at the housing department. Also, make sure you find a lender who works with these different types of assistance otherwise you would be preapproved with a bank but couldnt use the grant funds. (which the tejano center helps to guide u with also) they are credit counsiling and homebuyers courses
hope this helps