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Homebuyer Dream Program®

Homebuyer Dream Program® (HDP®)
Reservation Request

The 2024 Homebuyer Dream Program® (HDP®) Round is Open

This year, 103 members are participating in the program to make it possible for low- to moderate-income households to own a home of their own.

New household reservation requests must be submitted to the FHLBNY by authorized Member representatives via the FHLBNY’s File Transfer System for households who meet eligibility requirements as established in the Homebuyer Dream Program® Guidelines.

To submit a new household reservation request, the Member must submit a fully executed HDP Round Request Form (in MS Excel format, containing the .xlsx file extension) selecting the New Household Reservation Request option. The HDP Round Request Form along with the following required documentation (in PDF format) must be submitted via the FHLBNY File Transfer System as one Zip file per household:

  • Income documentation for all sources of income for each income earning adult in the household
  • Fully-executed Homebuyer Certification
  • Fully-executed Homeownership Counseling Certificate
  • Fully-executed Zero Income Certification form(s) for each member of the household with zero income
  • Fully-executed legal separation agreement or court papers filed for divorce (if applicable)

FHLBNY will review the completed household reservation requests submitted by participating members. The submission of a household reservation request does not constitute a reservation or commitment of funds.

The FHLBNY will determine whether each household has met the HDP’s eligibility requirements, prior to commitment of funds. With FHLBNY’s approval of the household reservation request and required supporting documentation, the FHLBNY will issue an email to the Member confirming commitment of the grant for a 120-day period. The FHLBNY requires the closing and the reimbursement of funds to the Member to occur by the commitment expiration date.

Detailed program requirements are outlined within the Homebuyer Dream Program® Guidelines.