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LIFT Requirements

You must complete the following steps to qualify for NeighborhoodLIFT down payment assistance.


  1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage by an approved participating lender. 

  2. Find a house you want to buy and get a signed purchase and sale agreement to purchase that house. You must be under contract and have a signed purchase and sale agreement in hand to apply for NeighborhoodLIFT funds.

  3. Register for homebuyer education. Successful completion of the eight-hour HBE course is required prior to closing. See list of approved HBE providers here.

  4. Once you have completed steps 1-3 make an appointment to assess your eligibility for the program.


NOTE: No closings may take place before December 2, 2019.

If you are interested in the NeighborhoodLIFT program, take the quiz below and find out if you are immediately eligible to start the application process.

If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page. 



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