First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union has been selected to participate in Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s (FHLBank Boston) Housing Our Workforce (HOW) program.

Launched this year, HOW provides assistance to FHLBank Boston financial institution members to help local homebuyers earning more than 80 percent and up to 120 percent of the area median income with down payments on owner-occupied primary residences.

The $2 million program offers a two-to-one match of down payments made at the time of purchase by eligible homebuyers. Borrowers can receive up to $20,000 in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Many homeownership programs are designed to assist lower-income individuals and families. It is often challenging for those in a slightly higher income range to afford housing, particularly in communities where home prices are escalating. With this program, a greater number of borrowers who are incredibly important to the economic well-being of our communities will be able to achieve homeownership,” said Patrick Neenan, VP/ Real Estate Lending of First Citizens’.

First Citizens’ is eligible to receive up to $100,000 in 2019 through Housing Our Workforce depending on availability of funds.

To learn more about applying for assistance, please contact Patrick Neenan at [email protected] or by calling (774) 628- 7859.

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