At First Story, we believe that owning your own home and building equity is a path to ending the cycle of multi-generational poverty. And we believe that hardworking, capable and prepared families deserve this chance at success - it's why we're here. First Story's affordable loan program provides zero-down, zero-interest, 30-year loans to qualified individuals purchasing their first home. 

First Story homes are located in charming neighborhoods and thriving Hayden Homes communities across Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Homes are new builds, or fully remodeled through our Fresh Start program, with the same quality, care and aesthetics as all of the homes in that community. Homes are sold move-in ready with all appliances, washer & dryer, blinds and front & backyard landscaping. 

While it’s our mission to provide quality homes and  interest-free loans, it’s our families’ job to prepare for a successful homeownership journey. We ask all applicants to contact a local housing authority or housing assistance program to take specific home buying and budgeting classes prior to applying for a First Story home. 

In 2023 Welcoming Families Home in
Oregon, Washington, and Idaho

Bend, OR - Redmond, OR - Medford, OR - Grandview, WA - Kennewick, WA - Spokane, WA - Caldwell, ID

Currently accepting applications for Grandview, WA and Kennewick, WA. Email for more information.

Homeownership Begins with
Homeowner Education

The first step of a homeownership journey with First Story is education. We require completion of a homeownership education course to apply for a First Story home. If you have not yet completed a homeownership education course and are interested in one of our 2023 homes, please connect with the correct partner organization in your area.

ACCESS (Jackson County, OR), NeighborImpact (Deschutes County, OR), NeighborWorks Boise (Ada/Canyon County, ID), Yakima Housing Authority (Yakima County, WA)

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, and age; because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.