FIRST STORY'S MODEL FOR SUCCESS

First Story believes homeownership should be within reach for every hardworking man and woman. To make it happen, First Story offers a zero-down, zero-interest, 30-year home loan to qualified individuals and families. We work hand-in-hand with our building partner, Hayden Homes, and with our trade and supply partners, to get a new First Story home up and running. Homes are sold move-in ready with all appliances, washer & dryer, blinds and front & backyard landscaping. 

While it’s our job to build quality homes and provide the interest free loans, it’s our families’ job to prepare for a successful homeownership journey. We encourage 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 believes in an integrated approach to affordable housing. All First Story homes are located in Hayden Homes communities and built with the same quality and aesthetics as all of the homes in that community. Hayden Homes selects the floor plan for each home and no custom options are available.

View Current Floorplans

“Homeownership means that my kids get a chance at a more stable life in our one-parent household and it empowers me to set no limits.”

Jillian Hanes, Home Recipient

"You are making a difference for me."

Gilberto Camargo, Home Recipient

"This home allowed me to heal. Now, I help other families do the same.”

Annette Bovent, Home Recipient

MCKENZIE MEADOWS - SISTERS, OREGON

First Story anticipates offering 10 affordable homes for sale (over the next four years) in the McKenzie Meadows neighborhood in Sisters, Oregon if the development is approved. Applications for the First Story homes will become available after approval. To get approved and become eligible to apply for a home, applicants must first complete the Homebuyer Education Class through NeighborImpact. Scholarships for this class are available to those who qualify. Completion of the Homebuyer Education Class is not a guarantee of an interview or selection for housing.

First, complete this Personal Profile Intake Form. Once submitted, NeighborImpact will follow-up and let you know if you qualify for the scholarship based on income need. (NOTE: On the Personal Profile Intake Form please type First Story in the I was referred here by box and select the Workshops on Homebuying.) 

Next, visit NeighbotImpact's website to take the Homebuyer Education Class.

2019 hOME LOCATIONS

Bend, Oregon  -  First Place Community
Independence, Oregon  -  Liberty Park Community
Cheney, Washington  -  Harvest Bluffs Community
Kennewick, Washington  -  Lauria Meadows Community
Caldwell, Idaho  -  Heritage Meadows Community

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Applications are only accepted during open application periods and from applicants who meet the following qualifications: 

  • Your total gross Median Family Income (MFI) before taxes is at or below 80% of area median income (review the chart below for current MFI requirements). 
     2018 Area Income Limits Chart
  • 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 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).

APPLY

ALL HOMES ARE SOLD FOR 2019. APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED.

CHECK BACK LATER IN THE YEAR FOR INFORMATION ON OUR 2020 HOMES.