The 2017 First Front Door Program is now closed. Please check back for information in January about the 2018 funding round.

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Through First Front Door (FFD), FHLBank Pittsburgh (Bank) will work with one of our member financial institutions to assist with your closing costs and down payment. For every $1 of contribution you make, the Bank will provide $3 in grant assistance, up to a maximum of $5,000.

buttonHomebuyer contributions can take the form of savings, a gift, a tax refund, an inheritance or other funds you, the homebuyer, put into the deal. Contributions may not include another grant or forgivable loan.

Do I Qualify for FFD?

Each prospective homebuyer must:

FamilyDoes My New Home Qualify for FFD?

Qualified first-time homebuyers can use FFD grants toward closing costs and down payment assistance on eligible properties that are intended as the primary residence of the homebuyer at the time of program enrollment. These properties include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and modular units. Manufactured homes may be eligible if they are permanently affixed to a site. Investment properties are not eligible for FFD assistance.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Call a contact person from a list of participating member institutions.
  2. Visit the participating member institutions branch location to discuss their mortgage process and ask for a First Front Door grant.