Equity Builder Program
Equity Builder Program Grants
We’re proud to participate in the 2021 Equity Builder Program (EBP), funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.
The EBP provides eligible households with up to $15,000 that can be used toward their down payment, closing costs, property rehabilitation, and/or homebuyer counseling services. EBP grants are five-year “forgivable” grants – which means they do not need to be repaid, as long as you don’t sell your home for the first five years.*
The funds may be used in conjunction with our specialized loan programs like MassHousing, HomeReady® and Home Possible®. The number of available grants is limited, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program is similar to the Housing Our Workforce Program, but with lower income limits and more allowable uses of grant funds.
- Households earning 80% or less of the area median income (AMI) of their future property are eligible to apply. (We can calculate your AMI for you.)
- The future property must be a one- to four-family, owner-occupied, primary residence.
- First-time homebuyers must complete an approved homebuyer education course.
Find Out if You Qualify
Have a conversation with one of our lenders today about the Equity Builder Program. We’ll be able to tell you if you qualify with just a few pieces of information. If you do, we’ll be glad to help you prepare an Equity Builder Program grant application.
*A portion of the grant may need to be repaid if you sell your home within the first five years. Households that participate in the Equity Builder Program will receive a Homebuyer Information document that describes the details of the program and other information to assist borrowers in understanding the program, their obligations, and their repayment options.
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