If you’re a resident of Kansas and worried that coming up with the down payment and closing costs is a hurdle that will keep you from every buying your first home, there’s some great news to be aware of. The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation provides a forgivable loan – which is a form of grant – to help reduce the money you’ll need to purchase your first residence.
Income-eligible households that have not owned a home in the past three years may apply for the First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB). Review the income chart to see if you may be income eligible. There are certain areas that are not eligible to participate in the program, so the program does not assist properties in the city limits of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Kansas City, nor Johnson County. Approved applicants will receive a soft loan that is forgiven over time. The loan may range from 15 to 20 percent of the purchase price of the home, depending on your amount of income. Buyers are required to make a minimum investment of two percent of the sale price. Participating lenders process the FTHB paperwork along with the first mortgage loan and then applies to the FTHB program for you.
There are income limits, so this first time home buyer grant for Kansas residents isn’t available to everyone. For more information, visit the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation webpage.