Qualifications

1. You must be able to qualify for an FHA mortgage. 

Good Neighbor Next Door Qualifications

Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
State certified to teach any grades pre-K through 12
Teach in a private school in the area where the home is located
Teach in the public school district where the home is located
You or your spouse have not had your name on a real estate deed for the past 12 months
You can get a letter of mortgage prequalification or proof of funds before the submitting an intent to purchase
You can provide a refundable earnest money check for 1% of the home’s listed price. It needs to been in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of HUD.
You intend to teach for at least one more year

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians
You may participate in the Good Neighbor Next Door program as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician if you are employed full-time as a firefighter or emergency medical technician by a fire department or emergency medical services responder unit of the federal government, a state, unit of general local government, or an Indian tribal government serving the area where the home is located.

You or your spouse have not had your name on a real estate deed for the past 12 months
You can get a letter of mortgage prequalification or proof of funds before the submitting an intent to purchase
You can provide a refundable earnest money check for 1% of the home’s listed price. It needs to been in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of HUD.

Law Enforcement
You may participate in the Good Neighbor Next Door program as a law enforcement officer if you are employed full-time by a law enforcement agency of the federal government, a state, a unit of general local government, or an Indian tribal government; and, in carrying out such full-time employment, you are sworn to uphold, and make arrests for violations of, federal, state, tribal, county, township, or municipal laws.

You or your spouse have not had your name on a real estate deed for the past 12 months
You can get a letter of mortgage prequalification or proof of funds before the submitting an intent to purchase
You can provide a refundable earnest money check for 1% of the home’s listed price. It needs to been in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of HUD.

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