Kelly T. King
Kelly T. King is the Chair of the Maui County Council. She holds the County Council seat for the South Maui residency area.
The council generally meets every first and third Fridays of the month at 9 a.m.
Lottery now open to assist first-time home buyers
The County of Maui is now accepting applications for its First-Time Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance Program. The program was established to assist low- to above-moderate income first-time home buyers with their down payment and/or closing costs.
The County’s Housing Division – which administers the program — will select applicants through a lottery drawing process. Applications for the lottery are available online at https://www.mauicounty.gov/fthbapp. Applicants can also be request information by calling 808-270-7351 or visiting the Housing Division office, located at 2065 Main St., Suite 108, Wailuku.
A credit pre-approval (not pre-qualification) letter from a mortgage lender that is authorized to do business in Hawaii must be turned in with the completed application. No application will be accepted without the pre-approval letter.
The deadline to submit a completed application and credit pre-approval letter is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019; the lottery drawing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Cameron Center auditorium.
The first 66 applicants drawn during the lottery will be notified that they must submit a formal application along with signed tax returns for the last three years; that information must be returned within 10 calendar days from the date of the notification. Should any of the initial applicants fail to meet their obligations, grant qualifications or should additional funds be available, the remaining applicants will be prioritized as alternates in the order that their names were drawn.
Program assistance will be made available to applicants in the form of a grant for eligible properties within the County of Maui. To qualify for a grant, the applicant must meet eligibility criteria, which includes being a resident of the County of Maui at the time the application is submitted. Applicant’s must agree to occupy the eligible property as a principal residence – and not rent or lease it to a third party. To be eligible, residents must have a household income of 140 percent or less of the County’s median annual income (currently $117,320); should not have a 50 percent or greater interest in another home; and shall not have assets amounting to more than $75,000.
Additional eligibility requirements as well as details about the scope of the program can be found at the County’s website: https://www.mauicounty.gov/fthbapp.
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