As of March 25, 2020, the Department of Housing and Community Development will not be accepting any new applications for the Homebuyer Assistance Program. Due to COVID-19, we are adapting to new procedures, keeping a close eye on the housing market, and will be assessing the situation over the next two weeks. We will post an update by April 8, 2020.
The Frederick County Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) administered by the Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) helps local families with limited resources obtain their first home, by providing up to $8,000 in downpayment/closing cost assistance. The application is submitted on behalf of the homebuyer by the first lender.
The Fact Sheet has program details regarding eligibility requirements, income limits, lead paint requirements, and loan amounts. For the required homebuyer education training contact the Frederick Community Action Agency at (301) 600-1506.