Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kentucky Military grant for first-time home buyers

Military grant for first-time home buyers

Kentucky Military grant for first-time home buyers
July 26, 2011 by hunt
Filed under: General, Mortgage
A new program is offering financial assistance to first-time home buyers who are veterans or active-duty military members. The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, a nonprofit national organization, is offering the assistance through its Dream Makers program.

Active duty personnel, veterans, retired members of the military, and employees of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security may be eligible for a grant up to $5,000 to use on down payments and closing costs when buying their first home. The grants can be applied to a mortgage from any financial institution.

Applying for a Dream Makers Grant
The Dream Makers Program offers grants for down payments to first-time homebuyers of modest means who valiantly work to protect our country’s national security.

You don't have to be a Pentagon Federal Credit Union member to benefit from Dream Makers, and you can apply the grant to a mortgage from any financial institution.

How Do I Qualify?
You're eligible for a Dream Makers grant if:

1.You're Military (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Veteran), a Department of Defense employee or a Department of Homeland Security employee.
2.You're a first-time home buyer, or you have not owned a home for the last three years, or you have lost your home through divorce or disaster.
3.The gross household income, including allowances, that you use to qualify for your mortgage loan is:
•A maximum of $55,000 per year, or
•A maximum of 80% of your community’s median income based on your family size
Click here to determine your community's median income based on family size.

What Steps Do I Take?
Decide the amount of money you will contribute to your mortgage financing.

•$500 is the minimum amount for you to contribute.
•Dream Makers will match that three-to-one, up to our maximum of $5000.
•Estimate the size of your mortgage loan. Decide if the money you contribute, plus the Dream Makers grant, will be at least 3% of mortgage amount. You must put 3% down to qualify for the grant.

Fill out Dream Makers application. The fastest way to complete it is online.

You may apply when you start to think about purchasing a home: you don't have to select a home and/or a mortgage company before you submit your application. To fax or email, download this form.

We will respond to your application with instructions on the process. When you select your mortgage company, you will share the contact information with the Foundation who will coordinate the grant paperwork process with your lender.

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