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First Time Homebuyers Program

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First Time Homebuyers ProgramOne of the features available under the Housing Choice Voucher Program is the Section 8 Homeownership Program. This program provides an opportunity for current Section 8 participants to purchase their own home utilizing the Section 8 Housing Assistance as payment toward their Mortgage.

A number of the Lowell Housing Authority Section 8 participants have utilized this program and are currently residing in their own home while receiving assistance for homeownership expenses.

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a current Section 8 Voucher Holder.
  2. Must be a first time homebuyer as defined by HUD.
  3. Must qualify for a loan from a bank or a lending institution
  4. Must attend a HUD approved homebuyer training course provided free of charge through Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership.
  5. Must purchase a single family house located in Lowell.
  6. Must be owner occupied.


For additional information, please contact:
Mr. Tha Chhan

Division Director, Leased Housing Programs
350 Moody Street
P.O. Box 60
Lowell, MA 01853-0060
Telephone: 978-364-5353