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The City does not control when an owner decides to sell. As such, the waiting time for an available BMR home can vary. By completing the Below Market Rate Homeownership Web Form, you agree to receive notifications from the City as to when an opportunity to purchase a unit becomes available.
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You should receive an email from the City as soon as you submit it. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder. If you still did not receive an email confirming you’ve been added to the waiting list, please contact the Housing Divison.
As indicated in the web form, you must select the preference(s) you believe apply to you. You will be required to demonstrate proof these preferences apply to you prior to being selected for purchase.
The City will be contacting you via email. If your email address changes during the time you are on the waiting list, it is very important that you update this information with us as soon as possible
The BMR housing stock only has 1, 2, or 3-bedroom homes available. If you win the random lottery selection and are offered a home that is not suitable for your preferences, you may choose to decline the opportunity to purchase. Just note, while you are not removed from the list if you decline to purchase, you may not be selected again due to the random nature of the lottery system.
Yes, you will need to submit a copy of Project Sentinel’s Certificate of Completion of the First-Time Home Buyer course within two weeks of submitting a purchase agreement on a home. You do not need to complete the course in order to be on the BMR Program interest list.
No, we do not.