Neighborhoods thrive when more people own their own homes, and HawaiiUSA is helping build stable neighborhoods through our Home$tart Program. First-time homebuyers earning 80% of their area’s median income can qualify for this grant program that includes the following special features:
- Provides $3 for every $1 a household contributes, up to $5,000
- For those receiving public housing assistance, the program provides $2 for every $1 of the household’s funds, up to $10,000
- Grants can be used for down payments, closing costs or rehabbing a housing unit to be used as the household’s primary residence
- Grants also may be combined with funds from other sources
Since the program started in 1995, Home$tart has granted more than $35.7 million to help more than 7,200 first-time homebuyers purchase their first homes.