2018 FHLB $7,500 Down Payment Assistance For Teachers, Police Officers, Health Care Workers or Firefighters

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2018 FHLB $7,500 Down Payment Assistance Program For Teachers, Police Officers, Health Care Workers or Firefighters

Are you a school teacher, police officer, health care worker or firefighter and are thinking of purchasing a home in 2018? If being short on money for down payment, closing costs, and or inspection money, but you have the credit scores we may have a solution.

FHLB has a first time home buyer product that provides $7,500 in down payment assistance specifically for educators, law enforcement, health care workers and firefighters. This money can be used for down payment and or closing costs.

The Federal Home Loan Bank, otherwise known as the FHLB, is not a government program; rather, its members are made up of regional and community banks from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Washington DC, North and South Carolina.

FHLB down payment assistance program amount is $7,500 for 2018. FHLB provides 4 to 1 matching funds for first time home buyers or for buyers that have not owned a home in three years. Home buyers must meet product eligibility and apply for funding through a participating member financial institution.

FHLB, also has a $5,000 down payment assistance for all other first time home buyers.

Program Highlights:

  • Maximum funding per household is $7,500
  • Funding is a 4 to 1 match
  • The home buyer must contribute at least $1,000
  • The home buyer must have income at or less than the 80% HUD income limit for the area and family size
  • Program is for first time home buyers or if you have not owned a home in 3 years
  • Buyer must occupy the property for 5 years, after 5 years the $7,500 is forgiven
  • Money is interest free and every year you remain in the home, 20% of the down payment is forgiven
  • Earnest money and appraisal fees can count toward the buyers required contribution
  • Available for homes listed for resale and new construction

The following grid below shows the maximum income to qualify for FHLB. If you make above the income for the number of people in your household we may have other down payment assistance programs that will accomodate you.

2017 80% HUD income limits will be used until HUD releases 2018 limits

1 person    2 person    3 person     4 person    5 person    6 person    7 person  8 person

$39,050     $44,600      $50,200     $55,700     $60,250       $64,700     $69,150   $73,600

The HUD income limit includes total household income including all people who may be working even if they are not buying the home.

Mark services the following Northeast Atlanta cities: Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Suwanee, Buford, Duluth, Dacula, Grayson, Sugar Hill, Snellville, Lilburn and Lawrenceville Georgia.

About the Author: The above Real Estate information on 2018 FHLB $5,000 Down Payment Assistance Program For First Time Home Buyers was provided by Mark Mitchell. Mark can be reached via e-correspondence at mark@markmitchellhomes.com or by phone at 404-353-0185. 

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