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Help Educators Become First-time Homeowners

The HELPER Act assists public-service workers in pursuing the American Dream
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Urge your senators and representative to cosponsor the HELPER Act (S. 1514/H.R. 3170)

Educators create nurturing school communities that make learning and growth possible. But many of them can’t afford to buy a home in the very communities in which they invest their time, energy, and hearts.

The bipartisan Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act would put homeownership within reach of the public-service workers who educate our nation’s young people, keep us safe, and deliver medical attention to us in emergencies.

Through the HELPER Act (S. 1514/H.R. 3170), a new home loan program would be created in the Federal Housing Administration to assist educators, public safety personnel, EMTs, and paramedics in becoming first-time homebuyers. The loan program would eliminate requirements for a down payment and a monthly mortgage insurance premium.