Homebuyer Dream Program®
Homebuyer Dream Program® (HDP) Reservation Request
The 2021 HDP Round is scheduled to open.
The 2021 Homebuyer Dream® Program (HDP) Round is scheduled to open on May 3, 2021 with a total of $15.7 million in available grants funds. We strongly encourage you to attend the session(s) focused on the region(s) within the district that you will serve:
Wednesday, February 24, 2021: New Jersey
Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Puerto Rico
Thursday, March 4, 2021: U.S. Virgin Islands
Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Metro New York
Wednesday, March 17, 2021: Upstate New York
New household reservation requests must be submitted to the FHLBNY by authorized Member representatives via the FHLBNY’s Secure File Transfer Portal for households who meet eligibility requirements as established in the Homebuyer Dream Program® Guidelines.
To submit a new household reservation request, the Member must submit a fully executed Homebuyer Dream Program Request Form (in MS Excel format, containing the .xlsx file extension) selecting the New Household Reservation Request option. The Homebuyer Dream Program Request Form along with the following required documentation (in PDF format) must be submitted to the FHLBNY via the Secure File Transfer Portal as one Zip file per household:
Income documentation for all sources of income for each income earning adult in the household
Fully-executed Purchase and Sales Contract
Fully-executed Homebuyer Certification
Fully-executed Homeownership Counseling Certificate
Fully-executed Zero Income Certification form(s) for each member of the household with zero income
Fully-executed legal separation agreement or court papers filed for divorce (if applicable)
The FHLBNY will determine whether each household has met the Homebuyer Dream Program’s eligibility requirements, prior to commitment of funds. With FHLBNY’s approval of the household reservation request and required supporting documentation, the FHLBNY will issue an email to the Member confirming commitment of the grant for a 120 day period. The FHLBNY requires the closing and the reimbursement of funds to the Member to occur by the commitment expiration date.
Detailed program requirements are outlined within the Homebuyer Dream Program® Guidelines.