Buyers that want to take advantage of the up to $8000 in special funds available for the 55106 and 55411 zip codes made available by the Pohlad Family Giving Foundation need to do their homework and plan ahead.
As of today, the funding is NOT yet available at the Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services of St. Paul (DBNHS). I spoke with a representative of DBNHS last week who said that the funding should be in place any day now but applications cannot be accepted for the program until the funds are received.
Once the funds are in place DBNHS will start accepting on-line applications but be advised it will take 30 days to process the application and first time homeowners are required to take a class before the funds are distributed. The funds will be distributed as a seven year forgivable loan so it cannot be retroactive to your purchase. If you were planning to close on your property at the end of June or first part of July, this may be a problem if you expect to use these funds.
The representative at the DBNHS advised to keep watch on the website as the link to the application will be posted as soon as the funds are available. Also remember there are limited funds available and this is a first come, first served program. When the funds are gone, the program is over so it will pay to stay vigilant if you want to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
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