Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

Are you ready to buy a home? The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation offers a mortgage interest tax credit called a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) that can save home buyers up to $2,000 off their federal income taxes every year. MCCs are specifically for first-time home buyers who are eligible for the following programs: 

  • Homes for Texas Heroes Home Loan Program: for teachers, fire fighters, and EMS personnel, police and correctional officers, and veterans.
  • Home Sweet Texas Home Loan Program: for Texas home buyers with low and moderate incomes.

MCC Benefits

  • Save up to $2,000 every year as a special tax credit based on the mortgage interest paid
  • Save thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage loan
  • Must be a first-time homebuyer (defined as anyone who has not owned a home in the last three years)
  • No minimum credit score required if used with a non-TSAHC fixed-rate mortgage loan
  • Can be used with TSAHC's Down Payment Assistance
  • FREE for teachers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, police, correctional officers, and veterans also using TSAHC's Down Payment Assistance
  • Available statewide through a network of approved lenders


Find Out if You're Eligible

TAKE THE ELIGIBILITY QUIZ