Florida Housing Finance Corporation Honors Military Personnel through Salute Our Soldiers Program

Program offered exclusively to veterans and active-duty military members

Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) launched the Salute Our Soldiers Military Loan Program in 2020 to assist Florida’s growing population of veteran and active-duty military personnel in obtaining permanent housing. The Salute Our Soldiers program offers a variety of down payment and closing cost assistance (DPA), coupled with low interest rate first mortgage loans. Some of the DPA products offered are even forgivable after five years. 

“Florida Housing remains committed to supporting those who have served our country,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “We recognize that having a place to call home is an important aspect in all individual’s lives, but especially for veterans and active-duty military. We hope that this program will continue to improve the lives of veterans and the communities in which they live by assisting Florida’s large military population in finding a place to put down roots in our great state.”   

Florida Housing launched this active military and veteran-focused initiative in March 2020 with $8 million available in down payment and closing cost assistance to assist military members throughout the state. Veterans who have participated in this program have purchased a home with low-interest rates in just a few short weeks. To date, more than 800 individuals have utilized the Salute Our Soldiers program to obtain a permanent home, and it is expected that by the program’s end, these funds will have assisted more than 1,000 military families.   

Florida Housing's Salute Our Soldiers team is proud to offer an easy and positive home buying experience with quick mortgage assistance and various lending options for all veterans across Florida's 67 counties.

For more information on Florida Housing and the Salute Our Soldiers Military Loan Program, please visit www.floridahousing.org


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