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. Since 1998, we've been changing lives through homeownership throughout the Pacific Northwest.
First Story homes are located in charming neighborhoods and thriving Hayden Homes communities. Homes are built with the same quality, care and aesthetics as all of the homes in that community. Homes are sold with all appliances, washer & dryer, blinds and front & backyard landscaping. This integrated approach to homeownership provides a hand-up to deserving and capable families.
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 your local housing authority or housing assistance program to take specific home buying and budgeting classes prior to applying for a First Story home.
First Story is excited to offer homes for sale in the McKenzie Meadows neighborhood in Sisters, Oregon. The 1,058 square foot, three-bedroom and two bath homes will be constructed by Hayden Homes. To be eligible to apply for a home, all applicants must first complete the Homebuyer Education Class and a home buying counseling session through NeighborImpact. Completion of the Homebuyer Education Class is not a guarantee of an interview or selection for housing.
The application window for 2020 has closed. Check back if you are interested in 2021.
2020 hOME LOCATIONS
Airway Heights, Washington – Sunset Crossing
Bend, Oregon – Parkway Village *no longer accepting applications*
Bend, Oregon – First Place *no longer accepting applications*
Dallas, Oregon – Orchard Gleanns
Kennewick, Washington – Lauria Meadows *no longer accepting applications*
Middleton, Idaho – Sawtooth Lakes *no longer accepting applications*
Sisters, Oregon – McKenzie Meadows *no longer accepting applications*
Applications are only accepted during open application periods and from applicants who meet the following qualifications:
To apply for a loan for a home in McKenzie Meadows, see information at the top of this page. To apply for a First Story home in one of our other locations, please click the link below to download the application. Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed on this page before submitting an application.