Ken Willis

Lift Up Homeownership

The Lift Up Homeownership program offers down-payment and closing-cost assistance to people of color buying their first home.

Making Homeownership Possible

The Lift Up Homeownership program awards funding to members on a first-come, first-served basis to provide people of color with incomes up to 120% of the area median income with up to $50,000 in down-payment and closing-cost assistance toward the purchase of their first home. Members can learn more by reviewing these slides about the application process. 

Applying for Lift Up Homeownership:


If you are a member and would like to learn about eligibility requirements, terms, and the application process for Lift Up Homeownership, please refer to this resource which has all the answers you need.

Housing Counseling Agencies

If you work for a housing counseling agency and would like to learn more about how borrowers you’re helping can benefit from the Lift Up Homeownership program, please review these Frequently Asked Questions. 

​​​Lift Up Homeownership Forms

Find the form or application you need here:
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​Homebuyers Get a Lift Up

Two Massachusetts-based banks tapped an FHLBank Boston homeownership assistance program to help people of color purchase their first homes, including two families in the Massachusetts communities of Raynham and Randolph.