Buying a Home

We assist income-eligible, low to moderate-income individuals or families with down payment and closing cost assistance in purchasing their first home in the City of Elmira by offering a grant in the amount of $10,000 that is forgiven after five years. The City of Elmira contracts with Catholic Charities to administer this program. For more information, please contact Kathy at 607-317-5677.

We offer a Workshop for First Time Homebuyers.
Please note: 
the down-payment assistance grant is only for purchase in the City of Elmira, but anyone is welcome at the workshop.

As of 2/9/24, there have been 485 successful first-time homebuyers through our program!