A first-time home buyer is defined as someone who has not owned a home in three years. Under first-time home buyer programs, single parents and displaced homemakers automatically are considered first-time homebuyers. Must use a participating lender.

Must be a first-time homebuyer or not have owned a home within the last three years. Must not have more than $15,000 in liquid assets prior to closing (deferred assets such as pensions, 401(k)s, etc. are not included). The buyer and co-borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. Buyer must be able to obtain a fixed-rate mortgage.

You’ve taken the first step toward the purchase of your first home, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") would like to assist you in this effort. TDHCA has a long track record as a safe, trustworthy source of homebuyer assistance with over 30 years of experience and expertise in working with low- to moderate-income.