Escambia County Housing Finance Authority (ECHFA) helps homebuyers achieve their homeownership dream, which typically translates to Lenders seeing an increase in loan closings.
We periodically launch new programs, so please be sure to revisit and bookmark our website as a resource when researching attractive Homeownership Programs for your clients.
Our Homebuyer assistance program currenlty offers the following:
ECHFA HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
|ASSISTED LOW RATE OPTION|
4.00% Low Interest Rate WITH Up to $7,500, 30-Year Deferred Non-Interest Bearing Second Mortgage
|Don’t wait. Afford a home now because a low interest rate means lower monthly mortgage payments. Keep your money for that all important emergency fund. Unlike most Second Mortgages, there are NO monthly payments.|
|Discount/Origination Fee||The total combined fee not to exceed 1.00% of the principal loan amount.|
|Fixed Rate||No surprise payment increases, allowing you to better budget your income.|
|30-Year Loan Term||Keep monthly mortgage payments low since they are spread across 360 months.|
|First-Time Homebuyers or
|Unlike most Homeownership Programs, this one isn’t just for first-time homebuyers. Anyone who hasn’t owned a home in the last 3 years may participate.|
|Multi-County||Don’t be fooled by our name. We don’t just serve Escambia County. We currently serve 13 Counties across Florida.|
|Military Veteran Support||As a ‘thank you’ to our veterans, the first-time homebuyer requirement is waived for honorably discharged military veterans as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101.
|Non-First Time Homebuyer||Select a home in a designated Targeted Area and the first time homebuyer requirement is waived.|
|Income/Purchase Price Limits||Not for just low income housing. Maximum Income Limits range from $56,100 up to $91,560. Purchase Price Limits range from zero up to $265,158 (up to $378,125 in Targeted Areas).
*All assistance program FEATURES are subject to change based on market conditions. Participating Lenders provide specific APR information as required by law.
WHAT PROPERTIES QUALIFY?
The following types of properties qualify for our Homeownership Program:
• Single-Family - Detached
• Single-Family - Attached
• Certain Manufactured Homes (must meet service/guarantor requirements)
The property must be located within one of the following counties:
- Indian River
- Santa Rosa
- St. Lucie
- Targeted Areas
The total purchase price of a property may not exceed the Purchase Price Limits listed on the Participating Counties Map.