The City of Richland will delay opening offices and facilities until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for an annual all-employee meeting. Richland City Hall, Administrative Annex, Development Services Building, Richland Community Center, Fire and Police Offices, Human Resources, Shops Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Horn Rapids Landfill are all affected. The Richland Public Library will open at its regularly scheduled time of 9:30 a.m.

Police, fire and emergency services personnel will continue to respond to emergency calls.

Down Payment Assistance Program


Down Payment Assistance Program

The Tri-Cities HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance Program is currently open.

Apply for Funding

1. Review the Down Payment Assistance Application to ensure program eligibility.

2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage by an area lender.

3. Lender will complete Part A Primary Loan Information sheet of the Down Payment Assistance Application.

4. Enroll and complete a first-time homebuyer education class. Visit: Washington State Housing Finance Commission for dates and times in our area.

5. Shop for a home.

6. City Addendum's Form 02: Notice of Voluntary Arm’s Length Transaction and Form 3: Housing Quality Standard, of the Down Payment Assistance Application must be completed and signed by the buyer and seller, prior to entering into a purchase and sale agreement.

7. Enter into a purchase and sales agreement with the seller.

8. Buyer completes parts B-E of the Down Payment Assistance Application.

9. Buyer sets up an appointment for down payment approval with Michelle Burden at (509) 942-7580. Bring complete application, forms and supporting documentation. A list of supporting documentation can be found in part F of the Down Payment Assistance Application.

Funding for the Down Payment Assistance Program is served on a first-come, first-eligible basis.


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