200 LINDEN AVENUE (Lottery has been held)
South San Francisco, CA 94080
19 NEW 1 and 2 bedroom below market rate (BMR) units becoming available in South San Francisco in Winter 2021! (Application Period now closed)
Visit www.myhomegateway.org/south-san-francisco--200-linden-ave for more information on the
200 Linden Ave BMRs!
The BMR units at 200 Linden Avenue are scheduled to become available in Winter 2021. The projected prices and square footage provided below are subject to change. Please go to www.myhomegateway.org/south-san-francisco--200-linden-ave for an application and to learn how to apply for a BMR unit at 200 Linden Avenue, South San Francisco.
The projected prices and sizes, as of June 2020, are as follow:
$252,000 - one (1) bedroom, 700 sq ft
$610,000 - two (2) bedroom, 900 sq ft
Prospective buyers must meet Program eligibility requirements to purchase a Linden BMR. There will also be a list of preferences to establish a lottery priority system for eligible buyers. All eligible Linden BMR buyers will need to participate in a purchase lottery. The BMR units at 200 Linden Ave do not have a finalized pricing. The current projected pricing is as follows: 1 bedroom units = $252,000, and 2 bedroom units = $610,000. More details and final pricing will be announced closer to Fall 2020.
To learn more about the Linden development and condos please visit the Linden website located at www.thelindenssf.com. To learn more about Linden BMR purchase opportunities please visit 200 Linden Avenue's BMR program administrator, the Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance (BAAHA) at www.myhomegateway.org/south-san-francisco--200-linden-ave.
BMR Buyer Eligibility Requirements
Prospective buyers must meet Program eligibility requirements to purchase a Linden BMR. There will also be a list of preferences to establish a lottery priority system for eligible buyers. All eligible Linden BMR buyers will need to participate in a purchase lottery.
Linden BMR buyers must meet the following minimum purchase eligibility requirements:
All eligible households must have the financial capacity to purchase a Linden BMR. This means:
Eligible BMR Buyer Preferences
The City of South San Francisco has a priority to expand affordable home purchase opportunities for household with members that currently live and/or work in South San Francisco. Accordingly, the City has established purchase preferences that will be applied towards BMR buyers. Each preference will be assigned points. Eligible buyers with the highest cumulative amount of preference points will be assigned the highest ranking in the lottery. Priority points are as follows:
Lives in South San Francisco = 10 points (only one household member needs to live in South San Francisco)
Works in South San Francisco = 10 points (only one household member needs to work in South San Francisco)
First time homebuyer = 10 points (all household members must be first time homebuyers)
Total combined preference points achievable = 30 points
The Purchase Process
BMR purchase transactions will be handled and administered by HomeQuest Realty and the Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance. HomeQuest Realty (HQR) will be involved with all real estate transaction related activity. The Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance (BAAHA) will be working with the City and developer to administer all activities related to the review, screening, and lottery pre-approval of Linden BMR buyers.
BMR Purchase Steps
The BMR purchase steps include:
Details about these steps are provided below:
BMR Lottery Application
BAAHA has closed the Linden Lottery Application period. For more information on the application process by visit BAAHA website located at http://www.myhomegateway.org/south-san-francisco--200-linden-ave.html. All interested BMR buyers will be required to submit a comprehensive BMR Lottery Application. The lottery application enables BAAHA to screen applicant’s to determine preliminary lottery eligibility and to establish a preference ranking. Homebuyers will still need to go through a BMR Program approval process after they enter and receive a priority ranking in the lottery. All applicants will be notified regarding:
All eligible applicants will be placed into the lottery. Lottery participants with the highest preference points will receive the highest ranking and priority to purchase a BMR. More information on the lottery will be provided when a lottery date is established. The lottery date is planned for Winter 20/21.
Lottery winners will still need to undergo a comprehensive approval underwriting process. This process will include securing first lender mortgage approval and verification of all BMR Program eligibility and preference findings. Any negative discrepancies discovered in the underwriting process could either eliminate the applicant or change the lottery ranking for the participant. Additional Program approval instructions and details will be provided after the lottery has been conducted.
BMR Purchase Transactions
The BMR purchase transaction will be administered by a licensed HomeQuest Realty Realtor. The entire transaction period, from Program approval to closing the transaction should take 60 to 90 days – depending on challenges and complications (if any) encountered in the buyer approval process.
The BMR Program administrators are working with first mortgage lenders that may be able to provide eligible buyers access to additional homebuyer subsidies. Subsidies may include additional tax breaks and/or down payment subsidy programs. These programs will be further discussed and applied as BMR buyers proceed through their Program and first mortgage approvals. One such subsidy, the Federal Home Loan Bank WISH Program, may be able to provide eligible 80% (or lower) median income homebuyers up to a $22,000 forgivable down payment assistance loan.
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