First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program

Homeownership is a dream for many Baytown residents but may feel out of reach . The City of Baytown offers up to 5% of the sales price of the home  in down payment/closing cost assistance to income-qualified residents.

How Do I Qualify?

  • 18+ years old
  • Able to obtain mortgage financing from lender.
  • Completed an approved Home-buyers Counseling Workshop.
  • Home-buyer must contribute 2% of the sales price towards the purchase of the home.
  • Applicant must not exceed the 80% of the median income limits.

How to Apply & More Information

To apply for this program visit the Citizen Self Service page, and search for "Homebuyer Assistance Program"

Required documentation will be needed when submitting an online application. To see all the program requirements please refer to the General Information form and Process Guide.

If you need assistance on how to submit an online application, please email Community Development with questions.