Westmoreland County First Time Home Buyer Programs

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City of Jeannette - Down payment & closing-cost Assistance Program
The City of Jeannette provides down payment and closing-cost assistance loans to first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. Purchase prices that surpass 95 percent of the maximum FHA 203(B) loan amount are not permitted under this program. Aiming to assist qualified homebuyers in the purchase of single-family homes in the City of Jeannette, the program was established.

The assistance grant may be used to cover up to 50% of closing expenses and/or the down payment that is needed on a home. The total amount of help provided cannot exceed $3,000.00. Approximately half of a buyer's down payment and closing expenses are covered by the matching funds.

On the property will be put a second mortgage in the amount of the city's contribution, which will be paid off over time. Approximately 20% of the assistance loan will be forgiven on an annual basis. The lien will be released once the homebuyer has lived in the house for five years without interruption.

The household's income must be less than 80% of the median income for the City of Jeannette in order to qualify.

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