Down Payment Assistance Program for First Time Home Buyers!

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By Yukiko Yamasaki
In current Tampa Bay Area housing market, it is often more affordable to buy than to rent.

But saving the downpayment and the closing costs often  become a hurdle for buyers especially if you are a first time home buyer.

There are some assistance program offered by various organizations, some cities and counties offer different programs too.

I just heard of this great news that the Florida HHF (Hardest Hit Fund) Down Payment Assistance program is expanding to include 6 additional counties, including Pinellas and Pasco!

(Hillsborough County has been already included)

Below is the excerpt from the website of Florida Housing Finance Corporation about this program (additional counties are not listed here yet, will be from 9/1/2016)

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Downpayment Assistance Program

The Florida HHF Down Payment Assistance (HHF-DPA) is designed to provide qualified first-time homebuyers with up to $15,000 in down payment and closing costs assistance. Currently, the program is available for prospective first-time homebuyers wanting to purchase homes located in the following counties, only:

  • Brevard
  • Duval
  • Hillsborough
  • Orange
  • Volusia

Prospective first-time homebuyers, please click here to be redirected to Florida Housing’s First Time Homebuyer Wizard for more program information, income and purchase price limits, participating lenders and Realtors® and additional qualifications.

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Feel free to contact me with any questions!