Housing Our Workforce

Housing Our Workforce

Housing Our Workforce (HOW):
  • HOW is a Federal Home Loan Bank Boston (FHLB) grant-based program with funds available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Funds are available now but are limited
  • Assists eligible homebuyers with up to $20,000 in matching grants for down-payment costs*
  • Provides one-to-one match of down payments made at time of purchase by homebuyers earning more than 80% or up to 120% of HUD median income based on property location*
    • Example: if a homebuyer makes a $5,000 down payment, Federal Home Loan Bank Boston (FHLB) will provide a $7,500 match. Members approved to participate in the program may make enrollment requests of up to $15,000 per homebuyer from the pool of funds to assist income-eligible households on a first-come, first-served, homebuyer-by-homebuyer basis
  • Supports borrowers who are essential to the long-term economic vitality of our communities purchase homes in communities where they work
  • Recipients must attend a homebuyer education/counseling program
For more information about HOW, click here or contact one of our local lenders.

*Program amounts subject to change without notice

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    Thomas Jung

    Residential Loan Officer
    NMLS ID: #704305
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    Michael O'Donnell

    Residential Loan Officer
    NMLS ID: #645801
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    Patricia Rizzo

    AVP, Residential Loan Officer
    NMLS ID: #477127
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