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Who Qualifies for the Homes for Texas Heroes Program?

June 14, 2019 | by Laura Ross

Categories: First Time Buyer, Homeownership, Homes for Texas Heroes, Teachers, Veterans

In honor of National Homeownership Month, TSAHC is taking the opportunity to spread the word about our Homes for Texas Heroes Program

Authorized by the Texas Legislature, the Program provides fixed rate mortgage loans, down payment assistance and mortgage interest tax credits to professionals in Texas working tirelessly to help keep our communities strong.

This week in the blog, we’ll take a closer look at the individual professions that qualify for the Program. Click here to view more detailed eligibility requirements for each profession.

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

  • Teachers
  • Teacher Aids
  • School Librarians
  • School Counselors
  • School Nurses

POLICE OFFICERS

  • Peace Officers
  • Public Security Officers 


 

FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMS PERSONNEL

  • Fire Fighters
  • Emergency Care Attendants
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • Licensed Paramedics

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

  • Corrections Officers
  • Juvenile Corrections Officers
  • County Jailers
     

VETERANS

  • Veterans
  • Active Military

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Take the eligibility quiz.
  2. Apply with an approved lender.
  3. Complete a home buyer education course.
  4. Find a REALTOR®  

FOR LENDERS AND REALTORS®  

TSAHC has created new co-brandable flyers to help you promote Homes for Texas Heroes to each profession. 


On the House blog posts are meant to provide general information on various housing-related issues, research and programs. We are not liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the information provided by blog sources. Furthermore, this blog is not legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.

Comments

Anna Orendain

Hi Heather, you should qualify if you meet one of the definitions of a corrections officer according to this document: https://www.tsahc.org/public/upload/files/general/H4H_Who_is_Eligible_for_the_Program.pdf. If not, our Home Sweet Texas Home program offers down payment assistance too and is open to all Texans, regardless of profession.

Heather

I work for a Federal Prison in Texas. Am I able to apply?

Laura Ross

Hi Kristen, the Texas Legislature determines what professions are eligible under the Homes for Texas Heroes Program. While nurses may not qualify for the Homes for Texas Heroes program, they ARE eligible for TSAHC’s Home Sweet Texas loan program. More information can be found here: https://www.tsahc.org/homebuyers-renters/home-sweet-texas-home-loan-program

Laura Ross

Hi Lori, the professions that qualify for the Homes for Texas Heroes Program are determined by the Texas Legislature. While medical professionals working in corrections aren’t eligible under the program, they ARE eligible under the Home Sweet Texas program. More information can be found here: https://www.tsahc.org/homebuyers-renters/home-sweet-texas-home-loan-program

Kristen Gates

you guys offer homes for heros but why are nurses not listed on here. We have been holding everything float.

Lori

Wondering about nurses, nurse practitioners and medical personnel that work in a correctional facility. If correctional officers are counted, then those who provide medical care in prison should at least be considered to be added on the list.

Laura Ross

Hi Melaina, the professions that qualify for the Homes for Texas Heroes Program are determined by the Texas Legislature. While medical professionals aren’t eligible under the program, they ARE eligible under the Home Sweet Texas program. More information can be found here: https://www.tsahc.org/homebuyers-renters/home-sweet-texas-home-loan-program

Melaina Johnson

This is an amazing program. Wondering why Registered Nurses and or radiology technicians aren’t considered in this program.  Or Medical professionals in general.

Laura Ross

Hi Melissa, You do not have to be born in Texas to qualify for our Homes for Texas Heroes program, but you must work in Texas in one of the fields listed above to qualify. For more information, please contact our Homeownership Hotline at 877-508-4611.

Melissa

Is this available to people not born in Texas, but currently living in Texas & working in these fields? Or do they have to be born in Texas to benefit? Also, for military do they need to have enlisted with Texas as their residence or could someone stationed there, who wants to make it their permanent residence, apply?

Laura Ross

Hi Robert, In order to use TSAHC’s DPA program, you need to work with one of our lenders. A full list of approved mortgage companies can be found here: https://www.tsahc.org/homebuyers-renters/approved-mortgage-companies

Robert

In order to apply for the DPA do i have to use your list of lenders? I am currently working with Veterans United and already have a pre approved loan through them.

Laura Ross

Hi Carter, the Homes for Texas Heroes Program serves individuals in Texas.

Carter Ramon

Hi Laura Ross, You mean that it doesn’t matter what state you are from, the main thing is to be one of those on this list?

Laura Ross

Hi Judy, the Homes for Texas Heroes Program serves individuals who currently hold the positions listed above.

judy

Is this help available to anyone looking to relocate to texas .. Im retired now but was an instructional aide for 27 yrs in CA

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