The Department of Housing and Community Development is proud to launch our newest version of Maryland Homefront: T​he Veterans and Military Family Mortgage Program (Maryland Homefront).  Homefront provides military veterans and active duty military with a special interest rate discount of 0.25% for a 30-year and a fixed rate mortgage, This initiative is in appreciation of the contributions made by members of the United States armed services and their families.  

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All qualified borrowers under this initiative are also eligible to receive $5,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance through the Maryland Mortgage Program's Down Payment Assistance Program plus any applicable Partner Match funds. Note that this program is not applicable to refinances.

Talk to an approved Maryland Mortgage Program Lender about possible Down Payment Assistance options available to you.

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Getting Started

If you're ready to take advantage of this special program: 

  1. Talk to a Lender - Your lender can help you confirm your eligibility for the Homefront Program and will make sure you meet all the requirements, such as attending the right Homebuyer Education Class.  
  2. Check Your Eligibility to see whether you can apply for a  Maryland Mortgage Program loan. Note that being eligible to apply does not guarantee approval, and lenders will take into account things like your income, credit history and employment situation when considering your application.
  3. Complete a Homebuyer Education Class - Completing a Homebuyer Education prepares you to make the right decisions when purchasing your home.  Homebuyer Education classes are available throughout Maryland, and are provided by a range of Community and Non-Profit organizations as well as local government housing agencies.
  4. Learn about Down Payment Assistance - The Maryland Mortgage Program provides help in the form of Down Payment Assistance alongside a range of Partner Match programs from employers, developers and community organizations that can cover down payment and closing costs.