First Homes

400 Broadway Ave S
Rochester MN 55904

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History of First Homes The Rochester Area Foundation's First Homes initiative was launched in 1999 as an effort to alleviate a severe housing shortage by creating 875 housing units for working families in a 30-mile radius of Rochester. MORE First Homes News What is new at First Homes? Go to the First Homes newsroom to read the latest First Homes news releases. MORE First Homes Partners More than 130 local businesses, communities and other partners have contributed more than $13.3 million to assist working families purchase or rent a home in Rochester. MORE Community Land Trusts ( CLT ) can provide additional assistance to purchasing a home and ensure permanent affordability. MORE Who is eligible? While most First Homes developments are mixed-income developments with a variety of homebuyers, First Homes assistance is limited to working families earning under 80 percent of the state median income. MORE How do I buy? It seems to be too good to be true, but First Homes has money to give to working families who want to buy their own starter home. How do you tap into the funds First Homes has available? Follow this process MORE