Sunday, 14 August 2022

GSFA launches new ‘assist-to-own’ homebuyer assistance for member counties employees

Golden State Finance Authority, or GSFA, has announced new homebuyer assistance, effective immediately, for GSFA member county employees purchasing or refinancing a home in the same county of their employment.

The GSFA member county “assist-to-own” feature, built into the existing GSFA Platinum Program, provides down payment and closing cost assistance, or DPA, up to 5.5%, combined with attractive first mortgage interest rates.

The primary DPA for the member county “assist-to-own” feature is provided in the form of a 3.5% deferred second mortgage.

The second mortgage has a 0% interest rate, which means no interest is accrued on the second mortgage and no monthly payments are required. The second mortgage is due and payable upon sale or refinance of the first mortgage.

Additional DPA is available in the form of a gift, up to 2%, for a total of up to 5.5% in DPA for eligible borrowers.

Program Highlights:

• DPA up to 5.5% of the first mortgage.
• Attractive interest rates on the first mortgage.
• FICO Score requirements as low as 640.
• Debt-to-income ratios up to 50% allowed.
• No first-time homebuyer requirement.
• Flexible income limits.
• FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Loan financing available.
• Available in 37 counties of California (GSFA member counties).

“The cost of housing can create significant barriers for employees to live in the community in which they work and for local governments to recruit and retain a sufficient workforce,” said GSFA Board Chair and Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams. “The aim of “assist-to-own” is to help reduce these barriers and strengthen the local government workforce by improving the ability of county employees in GSFA member counties to purchase or refinance a home within the jurisdiction of their employment.”

To be eligible for the member county “assist-to-own” feature of GSFA Platinum, borrowers must be employed by one of the GSFA member counties and purchase or refinance a primary residence in the same county.

GSFA member counties are as follows: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.

For additional information regarding the “Assist-to-Own” program, visit www.gsfahome.org.

For complete program guidelines, APR interest rates, or loan applications, contact GSFA or a GSFA participating lender.

Upcoming Calendar

15Aug
08.15.2022 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee
16Aug
08.16.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
16Aug
08.16.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
18Aug
08.18.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
20Aug
08.20.2022 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yard sale to benefit Sponsoring Survivorship
20Aug
20Aug
08.20.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Weather and climate
20Aug
08.20.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
20Aug
08.20.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
20Aug
08.20.2022 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taste of Lake County

Mini Calendar

loader

LCNews

Responsible local journalism on the shores of Clear Lake.

 

Memberships:

 

Newsletter

Enter your email here to make sure you get the daily headlines.

You'll receive one daily headline email and breaking news alerts.
No spam.
Cookies!

lakeconews.com uses cookies for statistical information and to improve the site.