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Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) Initiative
The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP is designed to address the need of low/moderate income families in Miami-Dade County by providing down payment and closing costs assistance to purchase their first home. It serves as a primary channel through which financial assistance flows to assist in purchasing a home.
The zero interest deferred loan program provides funding for first-time homebuyers towards down payment and/or closing costs. This helps reduce the up front costs of purchasing a home -- making it easier for prospective homeowners to qualify for a mortgage. Homebuyers can not directly apply to Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust for HAP funds. Application files must be submitted to Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP by an approved lender or mortgage broker.
The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP utilizes documentary surtax dollars to provide funds in the form of a 0 percent-interest, non-amortized (no payment), mortgage. The HAP loan is forgiven if the borrower owns and occupies the property for 10 years without doing a cash-out refinance.
The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP works in partnership with real estate professionals, financial institutions, mortgage lenders & brokers, housing counseling agencies, community-based organizations and several other Miami-Dade County, local cities and some state assistance programs that actively pursue and assist the low to moderate-income market.
The successful public-private partnership between Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and SFBR is emulated in the growing number of participating housing professionals. One of the major reasons for such a high participation rate is the incorporation of a fiscally sound fast-track system in qualifying and approving homebuyers for deferred loans.
Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP Partners
Please download and review the above lists to verify your certification status and that your contact information is correct and up-to-date. You would have to have attended a Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP Partners Certification Workshop since 2008, completed and submitted appropriate documents to the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust office (attn: Program Administrator). Please contact the Program Administrator if there are any corrections, deletions, omissions or needed updatesBack to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:30:29 AM
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