Grant Program

Owning a home can provide an unbeatable sense of security, comfort, and financial stability for a Veteran and their family. Our first time home buyers grant program is designed to help you cross that finish line to achieve home ownership.

Learn more about our grant program below to see if you qualify for financial aid to help offset closing costs on your upcoming purchase. If your application is accepted, we will give you a true gift. Our program is not a loan and does not require payback!


2024 Grant Program Information / Guidelines

The VHA is offering the First Time Homebuyer Grant Program (Grant Program) for interested Veterans who want to achieve the dream of home ownership. The primary objective is to provide financial aid to qualifying Veterans on a continuing basis, which will be available to apply by first time military, veteran homebuyers and their families. The Grant Program is available to those who have not owned a home in the last three years with additional assistance to those who meet specific income limits as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Grant Program will provide closing cost assistance in the amount of up to five thousand U.S. dollars ($5,000.00). The maximum grant amount available will be determined as follows:

Grant Program Levels | 2024

  Criteria Maximum Grant Amount
Lvl 1 U.S. qualified Military Service Members With An Honorable Discharge, Veterans and Widows of a Veteran First Time Homebuyer $1,000.00
Lvl 2 Level 1 + Moderate Income (120% AMI) $2,500.00
Lvl 3 Level 2 + Low Income (80% AMI) $5,000.00

*Please note: All applications will be reviewed in the order received and must provide a preapproval letter from a VHA-approved lending company.  For preapproval assistance contact:

  • Tony Pelayo (eMortgage Capital) at tpelayo@emortgagecapital.com
  • Debbie Clark (US Bank) at Deborah.clark@usbank.com

For some Veterans who are in level 3, please contact us about additional funding that can increase your grant past the maximum amount. Based on our current state or federal funding allotments, you might qualify for more if there is a need or if we have additional funding available.

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Our Programs Make an



We’ve given out over 30 Homebuyers Grants in the past 3 years.


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We want to give out 10 more grants to Veterans in 2023.

Veteran Housing Grant Applications are now open. Please Note: Funds are limited so we encourage all applications be summitted as soon as possible for 2024 purchases.


Help Us Reach Our Goal!

In order to meet our goal of giving out 10 Homebuyers Grants in 2024, we need your help. We’re hoping to raise $25,000 dollars, all of which will go directly to veterans in order for them to secure housing.

If you’re interested in participating or sponsoring a VHA event, please email info@VHA1.org or visit www.VHA1.org and click on sponsorships. Thank you all for helping make a difference in the lives of those who’ve defended this country.

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For more information about our programs or how you can support us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!