Communities First is Down Payment Assistance Made Simple.
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (dba The Port) is proud to offer the Communities First - Down Payment Assistance program, providing first mortgage financing and down payment / closing cost assistance grants to eligible homebuyers.

 The Port created Communities First - Ohio as part of a commitment to increasing homeownership opportunities for residents in Ohio.

for a downloadable brochure, click here.


Homebuyers can apply with one of the following local institutions. 


to search for another institution, click here.

Income Limits for do apply and are as follows by county.

Auglaize $88,205 

Allen $84,985

Mercer $84,985

Shelby $86,135

Logan $84,985

for a complete list of income limits, click here.