First Time Homebuyers Incentive Program

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First-Time Homebuyers Incentive Program

The First-Time Homebuyers Incentive Program was formerly called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Homeownership Assistance Program and provides $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers buying a home in Baltimore City.  First-time homebuyers buying in City designated "impact investment areas" can receive an additional $10,000, for a total of $20,000 in assistance.  

This is a list of things you need to know about this program:

  • You must earn a homeownership counseling certificate from a HUD approved provider before making an offer on your home.
  • You have to live in this home as your primary residence
  • You must contribute at least $1000 of your own money to your home purchase - this can include the cost of the home inspection and appraisal
  • Your mortgage amount cannot exceed the current FHA mortgage limit of $517,500 for a single-family home
  • You must apply and be approved prior to closing on your home.  Program funds are not retroactive
  • Household income cannot exceed 80% of AMI
  • First-time homebuyers only
  • Requires a "Housing Quality Standard" (HQS) inspection from an approved home inspector
  • Fixed-rate mortgages only. Co-signers, cash sales, and owner-financing are not permitted.


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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (5)

John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello June Piper-Brandon many first time home buyers can benefit these incentive program.

Dec 05, 2022 08:26 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Dec 06, 2022 03:20 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joan - this is a sound program and very attractive to first time home buyers.

Dec 06, 2022 03:36 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joan,

I'm sure you are finding this is a very attractive program for your first time home buyers. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 06, 2022 04:25 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Dec 06, 2022 05:15 AM