To participate in Keys, homebuyers must be first-time homebuyers and identify as a Minority and/or First-Generation homebuyer, as defined by FHLBank.
Contribute personal funds as part of the down payment and closing costs. For FFD, by contributing a minimum of $1,500 toward down payment and closing costs, homebuyers are eligible for a maximum FFD grant of $15,000. For Keys, by contributing a minimum of $1,000 toward down payments and closing costs, homebuyers in the Keys program are eligible for a maximum Keys grant of $20,000. Homebuyer contribution can take the form of savings, a gift, a tax refund, an inheritance, or any other funds the homebuyer personally contributes to the purchase. Homebuyer contributions are not other loans, grants or sellers assistance/equity.
Be income eligible. First Front Door reviews the income of the entire household when determining eligibility for the program. The income of the household must be at or below 80 percent of the median income at the time of FFD program enrollment or at or below 120 percent of the area median income at the time of Keys program enrollment. Please work with your lender to identify your income limits.
Complete at least four hours of homeownership counseling from an approved counseling agency prior to the purchase of the home. Counseling must include the topic of predatory lending.
Not receive cash back at settlement for any reason. Please ensure that your lender provides no more than $250 cash back at loan closing.
For FFD. retain the home for five years from the loan closing date in order to keep the full amount of the grant. If the home is sold prior to five years, some of the grant subsidy may need to be repaid. Work with your lender to understand this commitment.