welcome visit our site

133 Rollins Ave. Unit 4 Rockville, MD. 20852 (240) 604-9700 dianae@affordablehousingconference.org

  • Home
  • 2019 Closing Cost Contest

2019 Closing Cost Contest

“Applications For the 2019 Contest are now closed”

Since 2001, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC) and its sponsors have provided more than $240,000 to more than 36 moderate income individuals/families through its “Break the Barrier Home Ownership” closing cost assistance program.

  • Are you a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland?
  • Are you a first-time home buyer?
  • If so, you may be eligible to win $2,500-$5,000 or more to use toward down payment or closing cost assistance on the purchase of a home in Montgomery County.
  • Have you applied before? Don’t be discouraged. All qualified applicants are welcome!

Here’s how to apply:

  1.  Write an original essay (2 paragraphs, typed please) on “What Home-ownership Means to Me.” Note that essays with plagiarized or borrowed content will be disqualified.
  2. Fill out the application below
  3. Mail or email your essay and application to:

 To be eligible, applicants must be first-time home buyers who live in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Minimum income requirement is $35,000 per year. Maximum income limits relate to household size.

 +Maximum income refers to gross annual income (wages before taxes) earned by all working adults per household

For income and other requirements click here

Contact Information
Della Stolsworth, Executive Director – Click here to Email Della
Phone: 301-520-1587

Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC)
P.O. Box 2111, Rockville, MD, 20847


“Break the Barrier Home Ownership” closing cost assistance program.


ow many people will be living in the home you purchase?


All children, under 18 and over, must be listed on this application, if living in the same residence.

  • EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION If employed less than two (2) years, provide the information listed below for past employer as well.


FINANCIAL INFORMATION Please provide a separate sheet listing total sources of income and expenses if more space is required.


Applicant’s Monthly Sources of Income


Applicant’s Monthly Expenses


Co-Applicants Monthly Sources of Income


Co-Applicant’s Monthly Expenses

  • Authorization