Columbia Area Neighborhood LIFT
Origin SC is proud to be part of the NeighborhoodLIFT program in collaboration with Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks® America. Discover the possibilities of homeownership and find out if it’s right for you!
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NeighborhoodLIFT Program Information
Provides eligible homebuyers with matching funds up to $7,500 in down payment assistance on qualified properties.
Provides homebuyer education that will prepare you for finding and financing a home and for managing the financial responsibilities of homeownership. For approved homebuyer education facilitators, click here.
Assistance is not limited to first-time buyers.
Borrowers’ annual income in combination with household size must be at or below the income limits set for the program in the Columbia area.
Properties qualified for the program must be:
1. Located in Lexington County or Richland County. Click to view map
2. The primary, owner-occupied home of the buyer(s).
3. A detached home, townhouse, condominium, 1-4 unit property, Planned Unit Development.
NOTE: No closings may take place before September 14.
Good news! Limited NeighborhoodLIFT down payment assistance funds may be available.
If you are interested in the NeighborhoodLIFT Program, take the quiz below and find out if you are immediately eligible to start the application process.
Do you have a signed purchase and sale agreement on a home located in Richland or Lexington Counties?
YES / NO
Do you have a Mortgage Preapproval from an approved NeighborhoodLIFT lender?
YES / NO
Contact Origin for questions about NeighborhoodLIFT at lift@OriginSC.org or 843.735.5500. If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page.