|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Symons
SAN DIEGO - The City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency has approved the allocation of an additional $321,768 to fund the "Home in the Heights" first-time home buyer program, which provides silent second mortgages for eligible buyers of homes within the City Heights Redevelopment Project Area.
Participants may qualify for a silent second loan amount of up to $30,000. The term of the "Home in the Heights" loan is twenty years, with principle and interest forgiven if the property is owner occupied by the participant for the term of the loan. The loan can also be combined with a $40,000 loan offered by the program administrator, Community HousingWorks, through its Home Ownership Opportunity Program providing a combined loan of up to $70,000.
Those eligible for the program must be either a resident within the City Heights Redevelopment Project Area, a City of San Diego employee, police officer, firefighter, teacher working within City Heights, an employee from nonprofit organizations or a public employee working within City Heights. Priority will be given to those displaced by new public schools and redevelopment projects.
Since October 2001, the "Home in the Heights" program has provided a total $510,000 in loans to 22 first-time homebuyers, with loans ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. The current allocation will be used for additional loans, processing and monitoring and administration costs. The funds are provided through tax increment set-aside monies from City Heights and are administered by Community Housing Works for the Redevelopment Agency.
For more information on the "Home in the Heights" first-time homebuyer program and eligibility requirements, call Community HousingWorks at (619) 282-6647. For more information about available affordable housing units citywide, contact the San Diego Housing Commission at (619) 231-9400 or visit www.sdhc.net. Comprehensive affordable housing information, including policies, initiatives and a wide array of programs, is available on the City of San Diego's Web site at www.sandiego.gov/housing.
To receive information on redevelopment in City Heights or other City of San Diego communities, call the Community and Economic Development Department/Redevelopment Agency at (619) 533-4233 or visit the City's Web site at www.sandiego.gov/cpci.
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