First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program

Program Description

Managing City Department: Office of Community Development
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grants (Federal)


Application Process

  1. Contact Julie Dias, Administrator, at the Office of Community Development to set-up a consultation appointment at (413) 594-1490.
  2. Consult with Kathleen Lingenberg, Housing Specialist, at the Office of Community Development.
  3. Download and fill-out the City of Chicopee application and checklist and return to Julie Dias in Community Development. In order to accurately and thoroughly complete the application, please have the following information at your disposal:
    1. Personal Information (including all prospective household residents)
    2. Homebuying Team Information (including Lender, Realtor, Attorney, and Inspector)
    3. Income and Asset Data for All Applicants and Household Members
    4. Provide copies of all closing documents to the Office of Community Development.
    5. Receive approval from Office of Community Development. Closing must be scheduled at least 20 days from approval date in order for check to be cut in time for closing.
    6. Bring all necessary documents and check to closing.