Thursday, May 7, 2015

You've Earned It Downpayment Assistance Program

The MMP "You've Earned It" Initiative

You’ve worked hard to get your education, and it didn’t come cheap. For many people, investing in an education means carrying long-term student debt, which can become a barrier to achieving the dream of homeownership.

For a short time, the Maryland Mortgage Program is offering a 2.75% mortgage rate* and up to $10,000 in Down Payment Assistance to qualified homebuyers who have a student loan debt of $25,000 or more.

The MMP “You've Earned It!” program is open to potential homebuyers who are buying a home through the Maryland Mortgage Program in one of Maryland’s “Sustainable Communities”.
For all program details and eligibility requirements, please refer to the MMP "You've Earned It" Fact Sheet.
*APR (Conventional) - 3.159%; APR (FHA) - 3.738%; APR (VA) - 2.914%. Please contact a participating lender for further details on the APR.

Sustainable Communities

Maryland's Sustainable Communities are regions across the state where governments, business and communities cordinate investments to achieve sustainable growth,good jobs and thriving neighborhoods.
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has created anonline mapping tool to help you identify whether a property is in a Sustainable Community simply by typing in a street address.  

Getting Started

If you're ready to take advantage of this special program:
  1. Talk to a Lender - Your lender can help you confirm your eligibility for the Maryland Mortgage Program and the You've Earned It! initiative and will make sure you meet all the requirements, such as attending the right Homebuyer Education Class.  
  2. Check Your Eligibility to see whether you can apply for an MMP loan. Note that being eligible to apply does not guarantee approval, and lenders will take into account things like your income, credit history and employment situation when considering your application.
  3. Complete a Homebuyer Education Class - Completing a Homebuyer Education prepares you to make the right decisions when purchasing your home.  Homebuyer Education classes are available throughout Maryland, and are provided by a range of Community and Non-Profit organizations as well as local government housing agencies.
  4. Learn about Down Payment Assistance - The Maryland Mortgage Program provides help in the form of Down Payment Assistance (DPA) alongside a range of Partner Match programs from employers, developers and community organizations that can cover down payment and closing costs.
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