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Savers Bank Offers Assistance to Homebuyers Through FHLBank Boston Program

Southbridge, MA (April 19, 2019) — Savers Bank has been selected to participate in Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s (FHLBank Boston) Housing Our Workforce (HOW) program.

Launched this year, HOW provides assistance to FHLBank Boston financial institution members to help local homebuyers earning more than 80 percent and up to 120 percent of the area median income with down payments on owner-occupied primary residences. 

The $2 million program offers a two-to-one match of 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.

“Many homeownership programs are designed to assist lower-income individuals and families. It is often challenging for those in a slightly higher income range to afford housing, particularly in communities where home prices are escalating. With this program, a greater number of borrowers who are incredibly important to the economic well-being of our communities will be able to achieve homeownership,” said John Fearing, Sr. Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Savers Bank. 

Savers Bank is eligible to receive up to $100,000 in 2019 through Housing Our Workforce depending on availability of funds.

To learn more about applying for assistance, please contact one of our dedicated Residential Lending Specialist, Lisa Birtz at 877-247-1815 or Dan Kirschner at 877-247-1816. 

About Savers Bank

Savers Bank is a full service community bank with offices in Southbridge, Uxbridge, Auburn, Grafton, Charlton, and Sturbridge. Savers Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Co-operative Central Bank, and Massachusetts Bankers Association. Founded in 1910, Savers Bank has assets of over $560 million, offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking services, and a strong legacy of community commitment and customer service.

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.




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