Eligibility

  1. Must be first time homebuyer - If you owned a home before, you must have sold it or removed your name from the deed 3 years prior to buying this housing
  2. Must have completed first time home buyer training before closing - You can apply without completing this. However, you must complete before we sell the home to you. GSECDC can refer you to several free courses.
  3. Must be able to obtain a prequalification from a mortgage company within 15 days of receiving a notice of eligibility from GSECDC. The earlier you do this the better. This will allow GSECDC to confirm that you have the ability to secure financing from a lender.
  4. Must demonstrate a minimum of 3.5% of purchase price for down payment and savings for closing costs. Minimum incomes apply as well.
  5. Households cannot exceed the following income maximums - Please account for gross income (before taxes) for ALL Household members that will occupy the unit. You must factor all benefits like child support, social security, unemployment and the like. 
Household SizeMin. Income**Max. Income
1 Person$31,000$52,750
2 People$31,000$60,250
3 People$31,000$67,800
4 People$31,000$75,300
5 People$31,000$81,350
6 People$31,000$87,350
7 People$31,000$93,400

Documentation Required

Provide GSECDC with COPIES (we will NOT accept originals) of the following:

  • Copy of credit report for applicant and co-applicant. (see page 4)
  • Copy of last two (2) full months pay stubs (self –employed: last two (2) quarters of profit / loss statements) for ALL household members. They must be consecutive.
  • Two (2) years federal AND state tax returns (w-2 forms attached) for household members 18 years and over.
  • Copy of most recent consecutive savings AND checking account statements (3 months).
  • Copy of most recent pension statement, if any.
  • Verification of supplemental income if any, i.e.: child support, social security, welfare
  • Child support – court judgment or current 6 months check stubs
  • Social security – current statement of benefit letter
  • Welfare – letter from welfare stating amount of assistance
  • Other – provide evidence of any other benefits
  • Verification of rent/rent receipts (6 months or notarized letter from landlord)
  • Letter from employer stating length of service and salary (on employer letterhead) for all household members and if overtime is mandatory or voluntary if applicable.
  • Proof of age (birth certificate or passport) for all household members.
  • Social security card(s) for all household members.
  • Additional information may be required upon request based on your personal situation.

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Apply

If you are eligible and qualify, the process is very straightforward. We will help you every step of the way.

  • Download an application below
  • Gather supporting documents
  • Submit your application and supporting documents to GSECDC

 

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