First-Time Homebuyer Program
The program includes an introduction to homeownership, income, and affordability of
housing, the down payment, and closing costs, the mortgage process, and life as a homeowner.
Specific segments include the road to homeownership, money management, shopping for a
home, making the purchase, mortgage selection, and the closing process.
We can provide first-time homebuyers with the necessary certification required to be
eligible to receive grants. The certificate requirements include attending an 8-hour course and a
one-to-one housing counseling appointment with one of our Housing Counselors. Currently, the
The 8-hour course is being held online with our partnership with eHomeAmerica.org. Simply go to
their website and sign up. When you are given the opportunity to choose an agency, choose the
Central Islip Civic Council. The first-time homebuyer certificate is good for one year.
For additional information please contact our office:
Office: (631) 348-0669
Fax: (631) 348-1562
Ext. 19 – Joan Crescitelli, Executive Director