HomeFirst Resumes Application Acceptance in 2024

HomeFirst Resumes Application Acceptance in 2024

April 01, 2024   362

HomeFirst's 2024 Initiative: A Fresh Start

The resumption of application acceptance by HomeFirst is not just a procedural update; it symbolizes a renewed commitment to addressing the pressing housing needs in our communities. With an enhanced focus on inclusivity and support, HomeFirst aims to reach more individuals and families than ever before, making the dream of secure and stable housing a reality for many.

How to Apply to HomeFirst in 2024

With the application window now open, many are eager to learn how they can apply to benefit from HomeFirst's services. The process is designed to be as accessible and straightforward as possible, reflecting the organization's commitment to reaching all who need assistance.

Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process

The application process involves several key steps, from initial inquiry to the submission of required documents. Prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the guidelines provided by HomeFirst, ensuring a complete and accurate application.

Tips for a Successful Application

A successful application to HomeFirst not only requires meeting the eligibility criteria but also presenting a compelling case for need. Applicants are advised to clearly articulate their housing challenges and how HomeFirst's support could make a difference in their lives.

Program Eligibility

A prospective homebuyer must:

  • Be a first-time homebuyer
  • Complete a homebuyer education course taught by an HPD-approved counseling agency
  • Have their own savings to contribute to the down payment or closing costs
  • Meet program income eligibility requirements
  • Make a minimum down payment of 3% of the purchase price towards the home purchase, 1% of the contract deposit must be sourced from the buyer's own funds
  • Purchase a 1-4 unit family home, a condominium, or a cooperative for owner-occupancy in one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • Pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection before purchase
  • Live in the home for at least:
    • 10 years if the loan received is less than or equal to $40,000
    • 15 years if the loan is greater than $40,000
  • Have a maximum household income up to 80% AMI:


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