Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division implements the Homebuyer Assistance program (HBA) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Home Purchase program with the cooperation of agencies known as Affordable Housing Partners (AHP) to assist income eligible first-time homebuyers with the purchase of an existing/new construction home or a Volusia County-owned NSP home.
An AHP agency can be a non-profit entity, lender/broker, real estate company or builder. The AHP agency’s representatives are intended to be the primary contact and liaison between Community Assistance and all vested parties involved in the purchase of the home.
Please note, an agency does not need to be an approved AHP agency to provide services to an applicant, such as a primary mortgage or to execute a purchase contact for an existing or new construction home. However, the applicant must work with an approved AHP agency in order to apply for and receive first-time homebuyer funds.
AHP applications are accepted twice a year during a 45 calendar day period. A mandatory training is conducted approximately 30 calendar days after the end of each acceptance period. An original signed AHP agreement must be on file no later than 10 business days after the mandatory training in order for the AHP agency to be listed as a current AHP. The current AHP list is updated 15 business days after each mandatory training. Failure to submit at least one file within the first six months of partnership and every six months thereafter will automatically terminate the AHP agreement.
Becoming an Affordable Housing Partner Agency: