What is a lottery and how does it work?
Affordable housing lotteries exist to ensure fair and equitable distribution of housing to eligible applicants. Lotteries are designed for the first-time home buyer (with some exceptions), including local working folks, and those over 55 who meet income/asset guidelines. Buyers typically earn $35,000 to $70,000, approximately, depending on household size. Lotteries may occur at any time that a developer obtains permitting, so check back often or sign up to receive a lottery notification.
The workings of a lottery are very simple. All qualified applicants are pooled and chosen randomly. Winners are notified immediately. Should a winner not be able to purchase a home, the next applicant on the list is given the opportunity.
Housing Assistance Corporation is here to help you with the application process.
Homeownership Lottery for 5 homes at Cotuit Meadows on Route 28 at the Barnstable-Mashpee town line. Each home has three bedroooms, two bathrooms and an attached one-car garage. Apply for the lottery or learn more about it by clicking this link.
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In the meantime, you may also want to review the Ready to Buy application.
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