Home Buyer Program


NOTICE: The application process is now closed for all the 2018 home locations listed below. Check back near the end of the year for 2019 home locations to be posted. In the meantime, review the "Who Is Eligible to Apply" section below to be ready when the 2019 application process opens.

First Story exists to promote giving and inspire communities through the creation of home ownership opportunities. First Story homes are built by reputable and award-winning builder Hayden Homes. Homes are located in Hayden Homes communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
BUILDER 
Hayden Homes has been building affordable, award-winning homes in Northwest communities for over 25 years. Hayden Homes began with the belief that to build a strong home, you must also build a strong community. To learn more visit www.hayden-homes.com.

LOAN TERMS
Homes are sold through a 30-year, zero-interest and zero-down payment First Story home loan. Homes are available to qualified families below 80% of area median income.
*Home floor plans are pre-selected by the builder for each region. Upgrades and customization not available.
2018 HOME LOCATIONS
The applications process has been closed for the following locations:
  • Bend, Oregon - First Place Community
  • Post Falls, Idaho - Country Cottages Community
  • Caldwell, Idaho - Voyage Crossing Community
  • Medford, Oregon - Delta Estates Community
  • Springfield, Oregon - Westwinds Community
  • College Place, Washington - Homestead Community
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Only submit an application if you meet these qualifications:
  • Your total gross Median Family Income (MFI) before taxes is at or below 80% of area median income (review this chart for current MFI requirements).
  • Your monthly gross income meets the minimum amount required to pay a monthly principal, insurance and tax payment. Minimum income requirement varies based on the home’s sale price, but typically it is $2,500-$3,200 per month.
  • You currently have no negative credit accounts or items in Collections.
  • You currently live in the area where the home is being built (see list of 2018 Home Locations above).
  • You are a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
  • Your household size does not exceed 5 family members (this is due to the size of our homes).

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are only accepted during open application periods and from applicants who meet the necessary qualifications listed above. Download the application below.
Submit your completed application via email, fax to 541-728-0836, or mail to 963 SW Simpson Avenue, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97702.