Federal Home Loan Bank
As of 6/14/22 this program is suspended until further notice.
The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) program provides a $7,500-$10,000 grant to be used towards down payment and closing costs.
The program is available in DC, MD, & VA.
Home buyers will put down 3% on a conventional loan, and the grant may be used towards their down payment. You are able to negotiate to have the seller contribute towards closing costs, via a seller credit.
First time buyers are eligible for a $7,500 grant. Or if the buyer is a veteran or in healthcare, law enforcement, education, firefighter, or is a first responder, then they could be eligible for a $10,000 grant. Buyers in these careers do not need to be first time buyers to be eligible.
Home buyers who haven’t owned real estate within 3 years are defined as first time buyers.
And provided the homebuyer remains in the home for at least 5 years, then the grant money is forgiven.
The income limit for the program is 80% of area median income. This is based on family size and eligibility is based on income from the entire household rather than just the applicants on the loan.
This chart shows the income limit for DC & surrounding counties
Or, here is the link to check the income limit for other areas: https://cis.fhlbatl.com/regsponsor/incomecalculation
The minimum credit score for the program is 620, but the buyer needs to be able to be approved through automated underwriting software (and approval is more likely at higher credit scores)
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