Has anyone used Homestart Finance – or their ASSIST program to buy a home? After we sell our home, I have been given a figure that I will most likely be approved for a mortgage, but this is well below what I was hoping to get in order to keep my boys at their school with their friends. I have looked into Homestart – their ASSIST program which is a shared equity option. I know it’s not great to have to share equity, but for what I want and for where its located, it is within my budget. Does anyone have and positive or negative stories? Any tips or advice either way?