Program Open- Update 9/28/2018
The First Time Home Buyer program is accepting applications beginning October 1, 2018, for the 2018-2018 funding round. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis, and applications will be reviewed in order. Additional details can be found in the Document Section below, including a link to the application and program forms, brochure, presentation, and frequently asked question documents.
To be eligible, there are four main criteria:
- Be a first-time buyer
- Meet the income requirements
- Purchase an eligible property
- Meet debt and mortgage criteria
Details about these requirements can be found in the brochure, presentation, income limit chart, and FAQ.
Income Limit Chart
Frequently Asked Questions
Program Application Forms:
Cash Contribution Form
Checking and Savings Account Deposit Form
Custody Support Form
Rental Property Form
Zero Income Form
Home Buyer Education
Applicants are required to complete a HUD-approved home buyer education course before applying. Locally, Horizons offers an on-line course that is HUD-approved, but applicants are able to take any course they choose. However, it must specifically state the course and agency are “HUD-approved” in order for it to meet the requirements of the First Time Home Buyer program.
Homeownership Program Coordinator
Phone: (319) 286-5874
Fax: (319) 286-5870