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In accordance with Governor Abbott’s “Open Texas” executive order, the City of Baytown will be re-opening public facilities in a phased process. Following CDC guidelines, all City events, programming, and City venue rentals remain cancelled or postponed until further notice. City services will continue to run in a modified format through digital or other distance means. Beginning May 11th, we will begin providing curb side and appointment-only services at our public facilities while avoiding fully opening government facilities to the public. We will continue to keep you updated on our social media channels.

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http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

 

 

First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All potential homebuyers must provide the appropriate documents to verify the following:

  1. Homebuyer is able to obtain mortgage financing from a lender;
  2. Homebuyer is 18 years of age or older;
  3. All members of homebuyer’s household must be legal residents of the United States;
  4. Homebuyer has completed an approved Homebuyers' Counseling Workshop;
  5. Homebuyer's employment and credit stability is consistent with lenders' qualifications;
  6. Homebuyer must provide an earnest money deposit to a title company, closing documents must be completed in the City of Baytown;
  7. Homebuyer must pay the mortgage application fee charged by the lender;
  8. No person in the applicant household has owned a home within the past three (3) years;
  9. No person in the household has previously received assistance through the Homebuyers' Assistance or Housing Rehabilitation Programs of the City of Baytown;
  10. Homebuyers’ chosen property must be a detached, or attached, single-family dwelling unit priced at $180,000 or below within the city limits of Baytown;
  11. Homebuyer must contribute at closing at least 2% of the sales price towards the purchase of the home;
  12. No person in homebuyer’s household can be related to the owner(s) and/or seller(s) of chosen property; and
  13. Applicant’s household annual gross income must not exceed the below-stated maximum income limits.

 

INCOME LIMITS

No. in Household                       Annual Max. Gross Income

1 Person..................................... $44,150

2 People..................................... $50,450

3 People..................................... $56,750

4 People..................................... $63,050

5 People..................................... $68,100

6 People..................................... $73,150

7 People..................................... $78,200

8 People..................................... $83,250

 

HOW TO APPLY

Contact the City of Baytown Community Development Office at 281-420-5398 or see below for general information, program guidelines, lender participation agreement and application form. Completed applications must accompany verification documents regarding: Household income, employment, household members, savings and checking accounts, and other applicable documentation to support application information.**

**To ensure the safety of our staff and program participants, the City of Baytown’s Community Development Division will conduct all business by phone, email, and/or teleconferencing, when possible.  NO WALK-IN appointments will be seen at this time. Documents can be sent via mail or email to CDBG@baytown.org.  For all questions pertaining to Community Development programs please call 281-420-5398 or email CDBG@baytown.org.

 

APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 Homebuyer's Information Brochure

Homebuyer's Assistance Guidelines

Lender Participation Agreement

 Homebuyer's Assistance Application