You can get approved for an FHA mortgage loan with a 500-579 credit score with 10% down. However, it is very difficult to process a loan application with a credit score in this range. If you have at least a 580 credit score, it is easier to qualify for an FHA mortgage.
FHA: the mortgage first-time homebuyers love. The FHA homebuyer pays for the policy upfront and monthly. Borrowers normally pay monthly MIP for the life of the FHA loan. But, there are ways to get rid of your mortgage insurance. You can cancel it with a refinance.