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Own for the Price of Rent

Garden State Episcopal CDC is putting home ownership within your reach through the Weber Briar HOME Program located at 134-142 Cator Avenue and 33-39 New Street, Jersey City 07305. Our two-family affordable homes are available to eligible, working class, first time homebuyers.  

  • Sales Price: $205,500
  • Down Payment: Minimum of 3-3.5%
  • Total Monthly Housing Payment: $800*
  • Minimum Income: $30,000
  • Two family Homes
  • 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms for Owner
  • 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom for Renter
  • New Construction
  • Construction Completion December 2015

* Estimate includes PITI and 9 months of rental income

* Based on 30 year fixed mortgage, 3.75% Interest, 3.5% deposit.

Financial dynamics fluctuate depending on lenders terms and buyer deposit.

How It Works

In order to qualify for this affordable housing program, please refer to eligibility below. If you qualify, the process is very straightforward. We will help you every step of the way.

  • Submit your application to us
  • If you receive an approval letter, then...
  • Seek mortgage preapproval
  • Receive application decision letter
  • Sign purchase agreement
  • Order appraisal, sign mortgage docs
  • Closing (typically 60 days after Certificate of Occupancy) 

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About the Homes

These two-family homes are approximately 2,600 gross square feet.  The owner will occupy the larger unit which comes with a garage and large back yard.  The amenities include powder rooms, spacious living room, formal dining room, ample closet space, ceramic tile and hardwood floors, and stainless steel Energy Star appliances.  Its' proximity to the Danforth Light Rail Station and other transportation options, to two new public and charter schools and  to the Liberty State park make these homes a very attractive option.


Typical Finishes


  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$45,040
2 People$31,000$51,520
3 People$31,000$57,920
4 People$31,000$64,320
5 People$31,000$69,520
6 People$31,000$74,640
7 People$31,000$79,760

**Minimum Income could be lower depending on down-payment and mortgage financing products.

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