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How can I check my housing subsidy status online?

First Home Finance (formerly known as FLISP) is a first-time homebuyers grant aimed at first-time homebuyers with low income.

You can check the status of your First Home Finance (formerly FLISP) application by visiting the Department of Human Settlements website and entering your ID number.

However, bear in mind that if you apply for First Home Finance with ooba Home Loans, we can submit the application on your behalf, monitor its status and update you as needed.

This will enable you to completely bypass the admin required to obtain a first-time homebuyers grant.

Simply apply online by filling in our form (it will take a few minutes at most).

The process is as follows:

  • Submit the home loan application.
  • Fill in the form on our website.
  • After you’ve filled in the form, an ooba Home Loans consultant will get in touch to determine that you fit the profile for a First Home Finance subsidy.
  • The consultant completes and submits the prequalification form.
  • The outcome is reported to the buyer.

Bear in mind that you must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Your income must range from R3 501 to R22 000 per month.
  • You must be a South African citizen with permanent residency in South Africa.
  • You must not have received a government housing subsidy before.
  • You must be married or cohabiting OR single with financial dependents.
  • You must be over 18 years old.
  • You must not have owned a fixed residential property before.

Apply for a housing subsidy

First Home Finance offers homebuyers a subsidy on their first home.

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