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What is the GAP & DAP?

The purpose of the GAP and Down-payment Assistance Program (DAP) is to provide affordable homes to low income families.

Who is eligible for assistance?

  • A low income household that has not owned a home within the past 3 years;
  • Displaced homemaker;
  • Single parents;
  • Families living in a mobile home, which currently is not on a permanent foundation;
  • Owner-occupants of homes which are feasible for renovation

How do I apply for the Home-Buyer Assistance Program (HBP)?

  1. Contact Kingdom Community Development Corporation at 910-484-2722 to sign up for the Home-buyer Workshop.
  2. Once you’ve completed the Workshop and obtained your certificate, you will need to contact a local lender to determine if you qualify for a mortgage
  3. The lender submits package to Cumberland County Community Development office
  4. Shop for your new home

Are there any other requirements?

  • Home must be purchased in Cumberland County, outside the City limits of Fayetteville.
  • Property must be used as principle residence.
  • Property must be retained as principle residence by the owner for the period of affordability which is based upon the amount of HOME funds invested.
  • If property is sold or refinanced during the period of affordability, CCCD will recapture loan proceeds to be used for another home buyer.

Types of Assistance:


  • Deferred forgivable, loan is considered a second mortgage
  • Maximum loan amount is $5,000; Funds used towards closing cost cannot be more than $2,500
  • Interest rate: 4%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Payments and interest deferred for first 5 years
  • Forgiveness begins in the 61st month & on each anniversary thereafter over remaining term
  • Cannot refinance without approval of CCCD

GAP or Combination GAP and DAP

  • Loan is secure with a first, second, (or third, if USDA, Rural Development) mortgage
  • Maximum GAP loan is $20,000. Maximum combination GAP & DAP loan is &25,000
  • Interest rate: 4%
  • Term: 30 years
  • Cannot refinance without approval of CCCD during period of affordability, which is 5, 10, or 15 years depending on the amount of HOME funds invested in the property. 

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Contact Us

707 Executive Place
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Phone:  910-323-6112
Fax: 910-323-6114

Director: Dee Taylor