- Community Development
- Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP)
The City of Killeen Community Development Division has placed the Killeen First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) on hold until further notice. This is due in part to rising costs associated with purchasing a home, minimum requirements associated with down payment and closing costs for purchasing a home in Killeen, the maximum purchase price, as dictated by HUD, for existing housing units, and the long term commitment of occupancy statutorily required by the Home Investment Partnerships Act Program (HOME).
Currently we are not adding any new mortgage lenders or real estate agents. We are monitoring the housing market closely to ensure the program returns to assist low-income buyers who want to purchase in Killeen.
You are invited to attend the Killeen Introduction to Buying a Home course through a digital link. We are excited to offer the digital (prerecorded) course delivery method for your busy life!
The digital course is offered prerecorded through presentation software. Please register for the individual session - the course connection will be emailed within 3 business days. The homebuyer education course is a great opportunity for all persons considering the purchase of their first home or to reintroduce the homebuying process to previous owners. Upon completion of the course and mastering the Knowledge Assessment Quiz you will receive your certificate by email. Your certificate indicates you have taken the basic information course offered by the City of Killeen Homebuyer Program. The course is currently available English language; watch for the Spanish languages information coming soon.
DIGITAL - Please register for the digital ‘web link’ course presentation. This registration provides a response within 3-business days and you will be required to obtain the presentation documents in person at the Community Development offices or by email where you will print the documents for yourself; the digital course must be completed within 10 days before the course link expires.
All participants are encouraged to attend the no-cost prepurchase 1-on-1 homeownership counseling with a HUD Certified Housing Counselor at BCL of Texas. Buying a home is a big milestone in life, especially if it’s your first time. Whether you are ready to buy, or want to work on your personal money management, the expert HomeOwnership Specialists at BCL of Texas will help you with budgeting, credit building, savings, and more. You can get started and sign up for a session at www.bcloftexas.org/signup.