The Santa Clara County Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program provides financial assistance to first-time homebuyers for the purchase of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. An MCC gives the homebuyer a federal income tax credit each year the buyer keeps the same mortgage loan and lives in the same house.
Down Payment / Closing Cost Loans
The Housing Trust Silicon Valley has low-interest, down payment or closing cost loan or grant programs for low to middle–income households. Since 2001, 40% of all loans have been made to low-income families with the remainder going to those with moderate-incomes. Eligibility for the loan programs are determined by the gross annual household income, household size, loan repayment terms and maximum loan amount.
Purchasing a home in Silicon Valley can be a big challenge for middle-income homebuyers – including teachers, healthcare workers and others. To make it easier, Housing Trust Silicon Valley is assisting homebuyers by introducing the Homebuyer Empowerment Loan Program (HELP). This program will help households whose incomes are up to 140% of the Area Median Income (AMI) to purchase a market-rate primary residence.
The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) and the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) saw an unmet need in assisting first-time homebuyers and applied for a $100,000 grant from the California Association of REALTORS® Housing Affordability Fund. The Santa Clara County REALTOR® Foundation and the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation are contributing the necessary operational funds to implement the grant. Housing Trust Silicon Valley is the administrator for this program. Program description and requirements can be found on the HAF First Time Homebuyer Grant Application and Document Checklist.
Existing City Loans
The City no longer has a new loan program. However, if you have an existing loan through the City of Campbell, please contact HouseKeys, our Housing Program Administrator, for more information or to start the process to payoff or refinance your loan.