First-Time Homebuyer Program

Join CEF’s First-Time Homebuyer Program

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) aims to empower community members with knowledge and tools they need to buy their first home. CEF created the First Time Homebuyer’s Program (FHP) because we all deserve an equal opportunity to build wealth and stability through homeownership.
We offer:
  • Financial Coaching
  • Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Certified Homebuyer Education
  • Homeownership (Closing + Down Payment) Match Savings


Linked (through the blue button) below is our First-time Homebuyers Program interest form. In this form, there is important background information about the realities of homeownership in our community, followed by a few screening questions.


Please read and answer the questions carefully, this form was created to help you assess if our First-time Homebuyers Program is a good fit for you, right now. You can email staff member Tiz at if you have any further questions.
CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

Chapel Hill: 919-200-0233 Durham: 919-797-9233