City of Williamsport

Homebuyers Assistance

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Can You Become a Home Owner?
The City offers a homebuyer assistance program to help income eligible households become owner occupants of single family housing in the City of Williamsport.

Home Buyer Assistance G A P Financing Program  - With Federal HOME funds, the City of Williamsport can assist eligible households purchase a home in the City of Williamsport.  A maximum of 20% of the purchase price is available as a 0% interest, deferred repayment loan. The following guidelines must be met.    

  • The home must be located in the City of Williamsport Corporate limits.

  • The home must be a single family unit.

  • The home must pass a city safe occupancy inspection.

  • The applicant must obtain the maximum private funding available (at least 80% of the purchase price) from private financing sources such as a bank or credit union... (Obtaining pre approval of a first mortgage is recommended)    

  • The applicant must contribute at least 4% of the purchase price to the project.   

  • Standard banking and credit inquiries are part of the City application process.  Credit status and income are verified and are an important consideration.

  • City funds are available as a 0% interest, deferred repayment loan!

  • The property must become the primary residence of the buyer and remain the buyers primary residence for the loan term.

A request for an application may be submitted by contacting the Community Development Office at 327-7513 or submitting information using the form below.

Credit status and household income are verified and are important considerations. Applicants must meet HUD income limits. Williamsport  Income Limits by Household Size are:

2015 Income Limits
Household Size    1 Person  2 Person  3 Person  4 person  5-person  6-person
80% (Max) Household Income   $33,750   $38,550   $43,350   $48,150   $52,050    $55,900

 

To add your name to our Home Buyer Assistance waiting list complete the form below or contact the Community Development Office at 570-327-7513.   A print version of the program is available.  GAP Home Buyer Assistance Program Information 

(If you submit your name on-line please note in the comment section that you are interested in the Homebuyer Program and if you have a property you are interested in purchasing. )

Home Buyer Assistance
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City of Williamsport
Community Development 

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