Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Down Payment Assistance Program

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

Apply for Funding

1. Review the Down Payment Assistance Guidelines and 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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