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Do I Qualify?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • I am at least 18 years old
  • I have been living or working in Escambia County for at least one year.
  • I am a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • I have been employed at my current job for at least six months and/or a part-time job for at least two years
  • Provide a Mortgage Pre-Approval letter from a Participating Lender stating that the applicant(s) qualifies for at least $140,000.
  • Must complete the First-Time Homebuyers Education Class prior to closing
  • Selected applicants must contribute a minimum of $500 out of pocket toward fees, down payment, or closing costs
  • Minimum 620 Credit Score
  • My total annual household income does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income for Escambia County, as adjusted for family size.

Household Incomes that Qualify

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80% Area Income$43,300$49,500$55,700$61,850$66,800$71,750$76,700$81,650
These guidelines are effective April 1, 2022 and subject to change annually based on Federal guidelines.

How Do I Apply?

Step 1: Complete and print the Infill Housing Program Application. Applications were available on April 6, 2022.

View the Infill Housing Program Application

Hard copies of the application are also available at Escambia County Neighborhood & Human Services Department and Brownsville Community Center.

Step 2: Obtain a Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter from a Participating Lender stating that the applicant(s) qualifies for at least $140,000.

View the List of Participating Lenders

Step 3: Submit Application & Supporting Documentation

  • Complete the Infill Housing Application
  • Copy of Driver’s License or State ID for household members over 18 years of age
  • Copy of Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter from a Participating Lender
  • Proof of income from all household members that are over 18 years of age
  • Last 2 months of Payroll Stubs
  • Last 2 months of Bank Statements
All applications and supporting documents must be received by 4:00pm on May 17, 2022 at one of the following locations:

Neighborhood & Human Services Department
POC: Melissa Crews
221 Palafox Place, Suite 318
Pensacola, Florida 32502

Step 4: Once we receive your application and supporting documentation, we will review your documents and contact you if we need additional information. Incomplete submittals will not be considered.

Step 5: A Lottery drawing will be held for all applicants that have met the eligibility criteria and submitted complete applications and supporting documents by deadline the deadline.

Step 6:  Applicants will be notified by phone and/or email.

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