The City of Mobile is making it easier for police officers and firefighters to buy their first home.
A new Public Safety Down Payment Assistance Program is now available for first responders.
First responders who qualify can receive up to $20,000 for their down payment and closing costs. If the home they purchase is a formerly blighted property, they can get up to $30,000.
The funding is coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Not only does home ownership improve these first responders’ quality of life, but it improves their neighbors’ quality of life too,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said in a news release.
“When a police officer or firefighter lives in your neighborhood, it reduces crime, improves property values and creates a more vibrant neighborhood,” he said.
To learn more about the program, people can call 251-208-6292.