The Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Posted on January 08 By MLP Lending Guide

There is great news for police officers, teachers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians who want to purchase a home of their own. HUD has the Good Neighbor Next Door Program which offers people in these specific professions the opportunity to purchase a home for up to 50% off the normal price of the home. Certain areas of the country are designated to take part in this valuable home ownership program that helps certain Good Neighbors purchase homes for a large discount in order to revitalize neighborhoods.

The Good Neighbor Next Door Program is a way for HUD to offer benefits to certain professionals in order to get these people to move into neighborhoods that need more security in order to rehabilitate the neighborhood and these people support the community by serving as positive role models that can help revitalize the neighborhood. Some of the important facts to know about this valuable program include:

  • Firefighters, emergency medical technicians, teachers, and police officers can purchase homes up to 50% off.
  • Once the home is purchases you must live in the home for a minimum of 3 years before you can sell the home.
  • Once you have lived in the home for the required 3 years you may sell the home for the full price and keep all of the equity in the home, including the 50% that was gifted to you through the program.
  • You must purchase a home in specific areas that HUD has deemed revitalization areas which you can find by going hedre
  • You must sign a silent second mortgage that is in effect until your 3 year occupancy requirement is fulfilled. This means that you only have to ever make payments on the original mortgage you obtain for 50% the price of the home as long as you live in the home for the full 3 years. After this time the silent second mortgage lien will be removed and you are free to sell your home. If you sell the home before the 3 years is completed then the second mortgage for the 50% of the price of the home will be taken out of the sale proceeds of the home.
The Good Neighbor Next Door Program is a valuable benefit that certain people can use to get a jump start on home ownership and build wealth through free equity just for living in a home in a certain area for 3 years.

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9 Responses to "The Good Neighbor Next Door Program"
  1. kristi lokey 30, Oct, 2011

    I would like information please on locations where this is available and how to get started please. Thank you

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  2. RD lettee 11, Sep, 2011

    I believe I also saw info regarding the GNND program that offered special financing on home purchased which are not in the revitalization areas, i.e. 80%/20% mortgages that forgive the 20% silent loan after 5 years or 60 months. Could you email me any info on this and on how to contact a lender in my area b

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  3. Annette Robison-Foust 23, Jul, 2011

    I have 2 teachers that are looking at this program. Is Weld County/Greeley, CO designated for this program? Is this for only certain homes?

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  4. marinda williams 05, Jul, 2011

    I live in Maryland Howard county how do I start the program process? Were do I apply?

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  5. AMANDA APON 31, May, 2011

    I am a Real Estate agent in Southern California, I just helped one of my buyer get his offer accepted for one of these homes. you can call me at 909-624-2583 ext. 102 for more information.

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  6. Crystal Garcia 06, May, 2011

    im very interested...email me info on locations available

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  7. melba andrews 16, Apr, 2011

    are there any available in our area, jackson county, mississippi?

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  8. lesure 10, Nov, 2010

    What areas of the country are participating in this program and how do I apply?

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  9. ed anderson 17, Oct, 2010

    i actually have a question on the good neighbor program. if you could please call my cell at 845-863-6251. im off from work all day monday so anytime works. im a nys correction officer and wanted to know is this program available to peace officers as well. please let me know and if it is id like to talk with someone on seeing whats avail in my area etc...i currently live in wallkill ny 12589 and work out of fishkill correctional facility. thanks, ed anderson

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