Homebuyer Assistance Program

2018 HAP Flyer

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  1. Grants and Housing

    Sterling W. Patrick

    Executive Director

    (409) 797-3820

    2508 Ball St.
    Galveston, TX 77550

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The City of Galveston, through its Homebuyer Assistant Program (HAP) will provide eligible residents with $5,000 - $14,500 in Home Investment Partnership Program funds to assist with down payment and closing costs toward the purchase of their first home.

To access the HAP Guidelines and Application, please visit the online forms page.


Eligible homebuyers must:
  • Meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) income requirements
  • Be a legal resident/citizen of the United States
  • Be able to qualify for a mortgage loan
  • Complete an eight-hour homebuyer education class
  • Select a home that meets Housing Quality Standards and be located on Galveston Island