Uptown house hunters could score $1,500 grant to buy a home

Thanks to Uptown ConsortiumThe Homeownership Center of Greater Cincinnati and participating lenders, first-time homebuyers are in luck, particularly if they’re house hunting in Uptown.
Aspiring homeowners in Mt. Auburn, Clifton, Corryville, Avondale or Clifton Heights/University Heights/Fairview Hights can apply for a $1,500 grant.
“Uptown Cincinnati is built on partnerships that move the needle,” said Beth Robinson, Uptown Consortium's president and CEO. She hopes to bring people and businesses to Uptown so it is a sustainable, energetic, vibrant and diverse community that thrives for years to come.
Connecting more than 50 prospective homeowners with the “Live Uptown” Down Payment Assistance Program provides incentive to those who have not owned a Cincinnati home in the past three years.
Grants can be applied not only to down payments, but also to closing and other out-of-pocket costs. It requires that grantees live in the home for five years as an owner-occupant.
The program connects new home buyers to five historic neighborhoods located near some of the largest employers in the city explained Rick Williams, ceo of the Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Do Good: 

•    Contact The Home Ownership Center at 513-961-2800 to learn more about the down payment assistance program and how to apply.

•    Tell your friends about the opportunity if they're searching for a home in Uptown. 

•    Connect with Uptown Consortium and The Home Ownership Center on Facebook.
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