Homebuyer Dream Program™

Homebuyer Dream Program™ (HDP) Overview

The 2019 Homebuyer Dream Program™ Round is now closed.

Thank you for participating in the first Homebuyer Dream Program™ and for helping low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers achieving the dream of homeownership. Our new program has received significant support from our membership and, effective 07/30/2019 at 3:00p.m., all available HDP funds have been fully exhausted.

In preparation for the next HDP round, the FHLBNY recorded an introductory webinar to highlight some of the basics of the program and key changes for 2020. We look forward to receiving your reservation requests when the round opens.

We are proud to support our members’ contributions to homeownership, and we look forward to creating even more opportunities through the next HDP Round.

The HDP is a set-aside program managed within regulatory requirements established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) 12 C.F.R. Part 1291, as may be amended from time to time (AHP Regulation). The HDP provides funds in the form of a grant to be used towards down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time homebuyers earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and purchasing homes in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We provide homeownership assistance for up to $15,000! The maximum grant amount that a household may receive is up to $14,500, as determined by the FHLBNY member. Additionally, the Homebuyer Dream ProgramTM also offers up to $500 towards the defrayment of homeownership counseling costs which will be provided for the use of the household via the member to the non-profit housing agency. The amount of the defrayment will be added to the grant.

The HDP is administered as an annual round on a first-come, first served basis. The 2019 program round is closed for reservations, as funds for the calendar year are exhausted.

By offering the HDP in your institution some of the advantages and benefits include:

Creating homeownership opportunities in members’ communities

Increasing your residential lending opportunities

Enhancing public relations

Improving CRA credit

The Homebuyer Dream Program™ Guidelines provide a comprehensive description of the Program. HDP-related forms are available on our website.

Members who wish to participate in the HDP are welcome to submit fully executed member on-boarding forms to FHLBNY via email to [email protected].