Homeowner Assistance Program
Funds are available.
The Housing Trust’s first-time homebuyer loans vary by income eligibility based on one’s household income and size, maximum loan amount and repayment terms. Since 2001, 40% of all loans have been made to low-income families with the remainder going to moderate-income families.
Only one Housing Trust Loan Program can be utilized per transaction.
Each program has its own program guidelines, please review each program for additional requirements.
Steps to Homeownership
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Important Loan Program Requirements
Applicants must complete an 8 hour HUD approved Homebuyer Education class through a designated agency. Visit our Homeownership Calendar to view upcoming HUD approved homebuyer education classes.
Obtaining a pre-approval from a Certified Loan Officer/Mortgage Loan Originator (Lender) is required to determine eligibility. A preapproval letter indicates that the Lender has reviewed your financial situation for obtaining a loan to purchase your home.
Mortgage Loan Originators/Loan Officers are required to attend a Lender Training Workshop and have a Lender Participation Agreement. If you are a lender that would like to attend the lender training, please go to our for our next Lender Workshop.
Program Eligibility Determination Required- Prior to Purchasing a Home
The Housing Trust offers first-time homebuyers the opportunity to find out if they are Program Eligible for our GAP loans.
First-time homebuyers must complete the and submit it along with the required documents prior to purchasing a home. First-time homebuyers are required to have obtained a pre-approval from a lender.
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Loan Application – Property Selected and Purchase Agreement Signed
A loan application must be completed by the Loan Officer/Mortgage Loan Originator (Lender). The loan application and its documents must be delivered by the lender to the Housing Trust within 7 days.
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NOTE: For, Gross Income means all anticipated eligible income of a person or household for the 12-month period following the date of determination of income. Income will be determined using California Code of Regulations Title 25 Section 6914.