1. Complete the questionnaire below and the housing administrator will assess your eligibility.

The District currently owns and operates 104 housing units at its College of San Mateo and Cañada College campuses, which are available to faculty and staff (who meet the definition of first-time homebuyers) at below market rates.  Employees are eligible to live in these units for up to seven years and are strongly encouraged to save the money from their reduced rent to apply toward a down payment to buy housing in the area.  The District also has a second loan program that will supplement the employees’ down payment savings up to $150,000, and a closing cost grant for $1,000.
 
Please be advised that there are nearly 200 employees on the waitlist and it may take a few years for your name to surface to the top of the list for a unit.
 

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* 1. CONTACT INFORMATION

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* 2. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

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* 3. WORK LOCATION

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* 4. HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

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* 5. HOUSING LOCATION PREFERENCE (select all that apply)

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* 6. FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNER STATEMENT
For purposes of this program, First Time Home Buyers (FTHB) are defined as persons 1) who have never owned a home; 2) who haven't owned a home in the past three years and received less than $75,000 in equity when they sold their home; 3) who divorced or separated in the past three years and vacated a primary residence and received less than $75,000 in equity from the sale; 4) who lost their home through a short sale or foreclosure and received less than  $75,000 in equity from the sale; or 5) who own a home outside the Bay Area and are coming from out of the area to take a job in the District.  “Outside of the Bay Area” is defined to mean a 50 mile or more one way commute to the job site  Employees in category 5 will be allowed to live in College housing for a maximum of 18 months at below market rates to allow them time to sell the home and re-settle in the Bay Area.

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* 7. HOW MANY MILES WOULD YOU AVOID TRAVELING TO WORK EACH WEEK IF YOU LIVED IN EMPLOYEE HOUSING?

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* 8. AVAILABILITY

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