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Prospective Jacksonville homebuyers could get help with NeighborhoodLIFT

6:02 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Families who want to buy a home but can't afford a down payment may be able to get some help from the NeighborhoodLIFT program, which will offer a total of $7 million in homebuyer support programs and down payment assistance grants.

Nonprofits NeighborWorks America and Family Foundations, along with Wells Fargo and the City of Jacksonville, will partner on the program, which will provide an opportunity to qualify for up to $15,000 in down payment assistance, according to a news release from the city.

NeighborhoodLIFT, which will take place July 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, will also offer homebuyer support, education, and tours of available homes in Jacksonville.

"About two months ago, it was my pleasure to announce that Wells Fargo would be committing approximately $1 million to help Jacksonville families achieve the dream of homeownership," Mayor Alvin Brown said in the release.

"Today, Wells Fargo is upping the ante and I could not be more supportive. We're seeing Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America and Family Foundation stepping forward, in a big way, to partner with the City of Jacksonville and expand opportunity to many hard-working people."

Participants are encouraged to pre-register at this Wells Fargo site. In addition to Jacksonville, the NeighborhoodLIFT program is also coming to Orlando, Tampa and Miami.

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