Housing Trust’s First-Time Homebuyer Program Now Taking Application

Photo: Belmont’s first-time homebuyers assistance program.

Belmont’s Housing Trust has created a First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) to help low- and moderate-income families purchase homes in town. The HAP program will help participants purchase a condominium, single-family or two-family home. 

Three eligible households, picked by lottery, will receive financial assistance using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to purchase homes with a maximum sales price of:

  • $289,300 for a one-bedroom,
  • $341,000 for a two-bedroom, or
  • $362,600 for a three-bedroom unit.

There are income limits: for example:

  • a two-person household can have income up to $55,800.
  • a four-person household can have income up to $69,700.

And buyers must agree to a long-term deed restriction on the property purchased, to keep it affordable for future purchasers. 

Applications are available now by contacting Jennifer at Metro West Collaborative Development, Inc. at 617-923-3505 x 4 or jvc@metrowestcd.org or visit its website.  

There will be informational meetings on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library, Flett Room. 

Applications are due by June 15, and lottery will be held on June 23.

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