Down Payment Assistance Up to $5,000 For Qualified Homebuyers

Qualified homebuyers could receive up to $5,000 to assist with down payment and closing costs through the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Welcome Home program.

To apply for the grant, homebuyers must meet certain guidelines:

  • Total income for all occupants who will reside in the home cannot exceed 80% of the Mortgage Revenue Bond Limit for the county where the property is located. In Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison & Pickaway counties, that limit is $59,600 for households of one to two people and $68,540 for households of three or more.
  • Homebuyers must contribute at least $500 of their own funds towards the down payment and/or closing costs.
  • Homebuyers must have a purchase contract on an eligible property dated on or after March 1, 2018.
  • First-time homebuyers (defined as anyone who hasn’t owned a home in the past three years) must complete a homebuyer counseling course prior to loan closing. Applicants do not have to be first-time homebuyers.

In addition, applicants must be purchasing an eligible property:

  • The property will be the buyer’s primary residence.
  • The property is a single family, townhome, condominium, duplex, multi-unit (up to four units) or a qualified manufactured home.
  • The household may be required to repay all or a portion of the grant if the home is sold or refinanced within five years.

For more information on the program, contact our mortgage specialist, Jenniffer McNamee, at 614.239.0210 ext. 3026 or If you’re ready to buy, click to complete our new online mortgage application. Using a mobile device? Click here for the mobile-friendly version.

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Columbus Metro offers member discounts on tickets to some of the area’s most popular attractions. Tickets are available for sale at our Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Whitehall offices. Ticket sales are non-refundable and tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Please refer to the individual park’s website for hours of operation and other important information, including other ticket offers.

2017 Amusement Park Ticket Sales
Park Name Type of ticket Member Price Gate Admission Discount
Columbus Zoo Adult
Ages 10-59
$12.00 Franklin County resident $14.00
All others $19.00
Ages 3-9 & 60+; under age 3 free
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