First Time Homebuyer

Homebuyer Dream Program

The Homebuyer Dream Program helps reduce the cost to buy a home. First-time homebuyers may be eligible for grants up to $15,000.

Funds are limited (with no guarantee of approval). You may eligible for $14,500 towards the down payment and/or closing costs of a one to four-family home or condo and $500 towards non-profit homeownership counseling.

The 2020 funding periods will open at 8:30 a.m. E.T. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020

You must meet the following requirements to apply for a Homebuyer Dream Program grant.

  • Homebuyer Status: First-time homebuyer or no ownership of a home for the past 3 years
  • Household Income: 80% or below area median income (AMI) in the county of house purchase
  • Homebuyer Contribution: $1,000 minimum toward house purchase
  • Employment: Full-time employee (32+ hours/week)
  • Class: Must attend homeownership counseling class (cost covered by grant)

Household Income Limits

Dutchess County

1-2 Person Household
$92,736
3+ Person Household
$108,192
Contact
NeighborWorks HomeOwnership
291 Mill Street • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
www.hudsonriverhousing.org
(845) 454-9288

Orange County

1-2 Person Household
$92,736
3+ Person Household
$108,192
Contact(s)
Orange County RDAC
3 North Street • Walden, NY 12586
www.ocrdac.org
(845) 713-4568
PathStone
PO Box 1086 • Newburgh, NY 12551
www.pathstone.org
(845) 569-0770

Ulster County

1 & 2 Person Household
$66,640
3+ Person Household
$76,636
Contact
Rural Ulster Preservation Co. (RUPCO)
NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center
289 Fair Street • Kingston, NY 12401
www.rupco.org
(845) 331-2140

For Information on other counties
Call Ulster Savings Bank at (866) 440-0391 Ext. 3253

FAIR LENDING STATEMENT: Ulster Savings Bank is committed to making high quality banking and credit services available to all applicants consistently and in compliance with fair lending laws and within the confines of safe and sound banking practices.  Ulster Savings Bank believes that its commitment to fair lending is a good business practice as well as a basic responsibility of the company.  The Bank’s success at serving a wide range of consumer and business customers is essential to the economic welfare of the community in which it conducts business and to the continued growth and vitality of the company. 
Back to Top