Toward Home Ownership

A partnership between the City of Harrisonburg and HRHA, the Homebuyer Assistance Program was established to help low to moderate income, first-time home buyers purchase a home in the city of Harrisonburg. A dedicated HRHA staff member assists eligible individuals and families with improving their credit score, taking a Homebuyer Education Course, connecting with local lenders and realtors, and overall home buying readiness. Funds were established to offer both down payment and closing cost financial assistance to successful program participants. This past year, two Harrisonburg families successfully completed the program, purchasing homes in Harrisonburg City limits for the first time.

Katie and her husband standing in front of their new home in Harrisonburg

Katie and husband Said in front of their new home. November 2019

“I am very grateful for the Homebuyer Assistance Program because without it, I would not be a home owner now. There are so many details and confusing elements to buying a home, especially for a first-timer like me. I am so thankful this program exists and I just want to shout it from the rooftops in case more people qualify and don’t know about it! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my family in our new home and in this great community. Thank you to everyone who played a part in helping me through this.”

– Katie T.

Homebuyer Assistance Program Participant October 2019


Interested in the Homebuyer Assistance program or know someone who might be? Learn more and apply HERE, or by calling (540)-437-9545