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Homeownership Set-Aside Program

First State partners with FHLBank to offer the Homeownership Set-Aside Program (HSP) to assist low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.

The HSP provides down payment, closing cost and repair assistance to first-time homebuyers earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for households purchasing or constructing homes in Nebraska. The HSP is provided to households as a forgivable grant with a five-year retention period.


2023 HSP Details

  • Applications open March 6, 2023.
  • Maximum subsidy per household: up to $7,500.
  • Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to member limits through November 30, 2023.
  • A 3-5% down payment, plus closing costs is required, and HSP grant funds can be used to help with the down payment.
  • Income limits apply by county.


To get started, reach out to a mortgage expert or apply online and we’ll walk you through the HSP process.


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Subject to credit approval. Subject to terms and conditions of the FHL Bank Homeownership Set-Aside Program, including borrower eligibility requirements. Reservations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis, subject to limits through November 30, 2023. If program guidelines are not met, the subsidy may need to be repaid.