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WISH Program

Owning your first home is now within reach with the Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program. The WISH program provides qualified first-time homebuyers 4-to-11 matching funds, up to $22,000 to use toward down payment and closing costs.

WISH program requirements:

  • Must be a first-time homebuyer2
  • Must meet annual income eligibility guidelines3
  • Must meet required credit qualifications for a TruWest® Credit Union loan4
  • Complete a homeownership counseling course
  • Open escrow on home purchase prior to March 31, 2020

WISH program features:

  • 4-to-1 matching grant; up to $22,000 maximum
  • No payback of grant if homebuyer stays in home for 5 years5

Here’s an example of how the 4-to-1 matching funds work:

  • Amount borrower contributes to down payment: $5,500
  • Amount of money that is matched: $22,000
  • Total amount available for home purchase: $27,500

Have more questions about WISH? Contact one of our experienced mortgage loan originators by email or call us at 1 (855) 841-9203 today.

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How to Apply for the WISH Program

  1. 1
    Application
    Apply by phone at 1(855) 841-9203.
  2. 2
    Processing
    Applications with complete information will be processed and disclosed within 3 business days. A licensed TruWest Mortgage Loan Originator may contact you if additional information is needed.
  3. 3
    Origination
    Once the application process has started, the origination process will begin. Origination times may vary based on transaction, but normally take 30-45 days.
  4. 4
    Closing
    Once the loan has passed underwriting, a TruWest representative will contact you to arrange a closing appointment.

Note: A TruWest membership should be opened prior to loan approval but can be opened any time before loan disbursement (funding).

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1Subject to credit approval and program terms, conditions, and restrictions. Limited time and while supplies last. Down payment percentage is calculated as the difference between the lesser of the purchase price or appraised value of the home and loan amount. Grant amount dependent on borrower contribution. Maximum match amount of $22,000. Enrollment in the WISH Program is not a guarantee to the homebuyer of receipt of funds. The grant recipients must sign a Promissory Note, Deed of Trust and Rider to the Deed of Trust and there will be a lien placed against the subject property for the amount of the grant that will remain on the property for five years.
2Must be 18 years of age or older and earning a wage. Restrictions and further qualifications apply. Contact TruWest Credit Union for full first-time homebuyer qualifications.
3Annual income limit is combined household annual income. Annual income is determined at the time of enrollment in the WISH Program, and based on income eligibility guidelines published by Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and is at or below 80% of the HUD area median income.
4Loans subject to program, credit and collateral approval. Must qualify as a TruWest member. Financing solutions not available in AK, HI, LA, SC, VT, and WI. Condominium financing not available in NY and with restrictions in certain areas in FL. Restrictions may apply. Programs, rates, restrictions, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
5The amount owed will decrease by 20% for each year the borrower retains homeownership of the property as their primary residence. No payments toward the grant are due as long as the homebuyer resides in the property and abides by the terms of the grant and the loan. After five (5) years, the grant is forgiven and the lien is released from the property. The grant must be paid back if the property is sold or refinanced.