Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–2623. Eligibility.

(a) An applicant shall be eligible for the Home Purchase Assistance Step Up Program if the applicant:

(1) Is a District of Columbia resident;

(2) Is the head of the household and will occupy the property to be purchased with assistance from the program as his or her primary residence;

(3) Has a satisfactory credit rating as shall be defined by rules deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter;

(4) Has adequate income to qualify for a mortgage from a private lender;

(5) Has sold or otherwise disposed of all interests in any other real property before the closing of any loan under this subchapter;

(6) Has insufficient assets to pay the down payment or reasonable closing costs, or both, without assistance from this program;

(7) Would have liquid assets not exceeding the limit established by the Mayor by rulemaking, after purchasing property under this subchapter or through this program; and

(8) Meets qualifying income levels as provided by regulation.

(b) Property shall be eligible for the Home Purchase Assistance Step Up Program if the property:

(1) Is an existing single family residence in the District of Columbia;

(2) Meets the requirements of the Construction Codes promulgated pursuant to the Construction Codes Approval and Amendments Act of 1980, effective February 2, 1987 (D.C. Law 6-216; 12 DCMR) and the Housing Regulations of the District of Columbia, effective August 11, 1955 (C.O. 55-1503; 14 DCMR Chapters 1-14); and

(3) Has a purchase price that neither exceeds the maximum price requirement established by rulemaking nor the appraised value of the property.