In my 30+ years in Somerset, I have never seen a financial institution with such great service. Keep up the great work, you have a great deal to be proud of.
Housing Our Workforce (HOW) Program
SFCU has been selected to participate in Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s (FHLBank Boston) Housing Our Workforce (HOW) Program.
HOW provides assistance to FHLBank Boston financial institution members to help local homebuyers earning more than 80% and up to 120% of the area median income with down payments on owner-occupied primary residences.
HOW supports borrowers who are essential to the long-term economic vitality of our communities purchase homes in communities where they work. Recipients must also complete a homebuyer education/counseling program.
The program provides a two-to-one match of homebuyer down payments made at the time of purchase by eligible homebuyers. Borrowers can receive up to $20,000 in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
SFCU is eligible to receive up to $150,000 in 2022 through Housing Our Workforce depending on availability of funds.
Subject to credit approval. Must have individual or household income more than 80% up to 120% of the HUD median income based on future address to qualify. Must be primary residence. The funds are from a pool of monies provided by FHLB and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are not guaranteed. Restrictions may apply.
About FHLBank Boston
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is a cooperatively owned wholesale bank for housing finance in the six New England states. Its mission is to provide highly reliable wholesale funding and liquidity to its member financial institutions in New England. The Bank also develops and delivers competitively priced financial products, services, and expertise that support housing finance, community development, and economic growth, including programs targeted to lower-income households.
Arlene Fortin has always been an absolute pleasure to work with.
I sincerely appreciate the personalized experience we receive from all of the staff at SFCU, whether it be the person greeting you at the front door, the tellers, the staff that helps with notarizations, mortgages or wire transfers. I have dealt with all of these areas at the Credit Union and have always been assisted in a timely, friendly and helpful manner. It is by far the best bank/credit union I do and have ever done business with.
Our Loan Officer, Arlene, was so nice to work with. Her knowledge of the loan process and her ability to listen for what we wanted in a mortgage made the transition go smoothly. A very nice experience.