March 18th, 2019 4:39 PM by Teacher Staff
March 18, 2018 -
Lakeland, FL Florida high
school math teacher and first time home buyer, Wanda Miller, is the latest
recipient of the Teacher Next Door housing grant. On Friday, Wanda and
her family closed on their new home in Lakeland and received over $5,000 in
home buyer assistance through the Teacher Next Door Program.
Often, saving for a
down payment is the biggest challenge facing first time home buyers.
Teacher Next Door is the largest National Home Buying Program in the
U.S. Through this nationwide program, teachers may receive grants, downpayment assistance and other benefits to help them achieve the dream of home
ownership. While many program participants are first time home buyers,
this is not a prerequisite to participate.
The Teacher Next Door Program is not just for classroom teachers. All
school employees, including support staff and administration are eligible for
the program and receive the same benefits, with the exception of HUD's GoodNeighbor Next Door program, which has additional limitations.
Other public servants, such as nurses, law enforcement and firefighters, are
included as well. For a complete list, CLICK HERE.
For additional detail, you may visit the official website, at
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