OGDEN -- Weber County will continue a grant to help first-time home buyers.
The Down Payment Assistance program is part of a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant from the federal government.
The Weber Housing Authority received the grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, distributed through the state of Utah.
The county held a public hearing concerning the projects for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program during this week's County Commission meeting.
"It promotes stability and home ownership," Weber Housing Authority Interim Director Andi Watkins said. "It helps low- to moderate-income families get affordable, decent and safe housing."
Weber Housing Authority began the application process for the grant in November 2011.
To be eligible for a loan, applicants must fall under low- to moderate-income guidelines, qualify for a fixed-rate mortgage and contribute a minimum of $2,000 toward the purchase of the home.
The homes must be purchased within the Weber County borders, but outside Ogden city limits. Ogden has its own home-buyer program.
This is the third year the county is offering the loan to residents. The county plans to apply for the funds again next year.
For more information about the grant contact, email email@example.com or call 801-399-8691.