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First-time home owners subsidy: FLISP

The first-time home owner's subsidy known as FLISP will allow low-income earners to purchase a property without breaking the bank. Find out more.

First Time Home Owners Subsidy

Article summary

  • The first-time home owner’s subsidy is aimed at home buyers with low income (R3 501 – R22 000 per month).
  • The subsidy is paid out by the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC).
  • You can apply with your financial institution or with the help of a home loan comparison service such as ooba Home Loans.

The first-time home owner’s subsidy known as FLISP is what you need to get a foothold on the property ladder without breaking the bank.

The subsidy enables you to reduce the cost of your home loan and save funds for other expenses.

It is primarily targeted at low-income home buyers, as the government looks to encourage home ownership in order to strengthen the economy and promote civic responsibility.

How do I get a first-time home owner’s subsidy?

  1. Meet the qualification criteria.
  2. Apply for the subsidy, with your financial institution or home loan comparison service.
  3. Wait for the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) to assess your application.

1. Meet the qualification criteria

  • 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.

2. Apply

ooba Home Loans can help you apply for the first-time home owner’s subsidy.

Aside from the FLISP application form, you’ll need:

  • Certified copies of identity documents (IDs).
  • Certified copies of dependents’ birth certificates.
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate/ Final order of divorce.
  • Original recent payslip/affidavit confirming unemployment/ proof of social grant.
  • Certified copy of the deed of sale / offer to purchase.
  • Certified copy of the bond approval / bond quotation.
  • Original/ certified copy of the statement of transfer cost from transferring attorney.

The application process via ooba Home Loans:

FLISP Process

3. The National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) assesses your application

The process usually takes around 7 days.Once you receive the subsidy, you can use it as a deposit or a lump sum payment into your home loan. Either option will reduce your monthly repayments, allowing you to set aside funds for other expenses.

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