Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program

Are you a frontline community worker in the sunshine state?


Whether your career is in law enforcement, firefighting, teaching, healthcare, childcare, active military, veterans, or one of 50+ other professions, the Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program was created with you in mind!

This groundbreaking program provides down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time, income-qualified home buyers so they can purchase a primary residence in the community in which they work and serve.


Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program details:


  • All those working in the eligible careers (listed below) can receive up to 5% of the first mortgage loan amount (maximum of $35,000) in down payment and closing cost assistance.


  • Down payment and closing cost assistance is available in the form of a 0%, non-amortizing, 30-year deferred second mortgage. This second mortgage becomes due and payable, in full, upon sale of the property, refinancing of the first mortgage, transfer of deed or if the homeowner no longer occupies the property as his/her primary residence. The Florida Hometown Heroes loan is not forgivable.


Eligible Careers:

911 Public Safety Communicator | Active-Duty Military Personnel | Acupuncturist

Adult Protective Services' Enforcement (DCF) |  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) | Anesthesiologist

Anesthesiologist Assistant Assistant | Public Defender | Assistant State Attorney

Assisted Living Facility (ALF) | Administrator Athletic Trainer | Basic X-Ray Machine Operator (Radiologic)

Blood Gas Analyst (Laboratory) | Career Specialist (Educator |  Child Protective Services' Enforcement (DCF)

Childcare Instructor | Childcare Operator | Chiropractic Physician

Chiropractic Physician's Assistant | Classroom Teacher | Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Social Worker | CMA | CNA

Correction Officer | Correctional Probation Officer | Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist | Dentist Dietetic Technician | Dietician Electrologist

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | Federal Sworn Law Enforcement | Firefighter General Radiographer (Radiologic)

Genetic Counselor | Hearing Aid Specialist | Hearing Aid Specialist Trainee

Home Health Aide | Juvenile Detention Officer | Juvenile Probation Officer

Laboratory Director | Laboratory Supervisor | Laboratory Technologist

Laboratory Testing | Technician Librarian/Media Specialist (Educator) | Marriage & Family Therapist Massage

Therapist | Medical Assistant | Medical Physicist

Mental Health Counselor | Naturopathic Physician | Nuclear Pharmacist

Nurse Anesthetist | Nurse Midwife | Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Nursing Home Administrator | Nutrition Counselor | Nutritionist

Occupational Therapist | Occupational Therapist Aide | Occupational Therapist Assistant

Optician Optometrist | Orthotic Fitter | Orthotic Fitter Assistant

Orthotist | Osteopathic Physician | Paramedic

Pedorthist | Pharmacist | Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomist | Physical Therapist | Physical Therapist Assistant

Physician | Physician Assistant | Podiatric Physician

Podiatric | X-Ray Assistant | Practical Nurse (LPN)

Prosthetist | Orthotist | Psychiatrist

Psychologist | Radiologic Specialty Technologist | Radiologic Technologist

Radiology Assistant | Registered Dietician Or Nutritionist Registered Nurse (RN) | Registered Nurse

Anesthetist | Registered Respiratory Therapist | Respiratory Care Practitioner

Respiratory Therapist | School Counselor | School Psychologist

Social Worker | Specialty Technologist (Radiologic) | Speech Language Audiologist

Speech Language Audiologist Assistant | Speech Language Pathologist | Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Sworn Law Enforcement Officer | Veteran or Surviving Spouse of Veteran | Veterinarian Veterinarian Assistant | Veterinarian Technician


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