Employee Home Purchase Assistance program 

Due to the overwhelming volume of applications received to date, the program is currently not accepting new applications.  The program administrator will work through the applications received, to determine if and when they will resume accepting EHPAP applications.

Please do not submit oracle initial employment verification request at this time.  Requests and applications will not be processed.    

The County of Henrico offers the Employee Home Purchase Assistance Program (EHPAP) to full-time permanent employees of Henrico County General Government, Henrico County Public Schools and County Constitutional Officers. To be eligible, employees must have at least 12 months of continuous full-time service and a performance appraisal of acceptable or better.

EHPAP provides up to $25,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance, in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan, for the purchase of a home within Henrico County. To have the full loan amount forgiven, employees must maintain full-time employment with the County and occupy the home as their primary residence for a period of at least 5 years from the purchase date. If these conditions are not met, the employee will be obligated to repay any remaining unforgiven loan balance.

There are specific requirements related to household income and sales price, and employees will be required to participate in homebuyer education and counseling provided by the  third-party program administrator. 

Before applying for the program, employees should complete the pre-screening questionnaire to assess their potential eligibility for the program. Employees who meet the eligibility criteria can initiate the application process by following the steps outlined in the HCPS Oracle Guide. Please note that once an employee receives initial eligibility verification from Human Resources, they must apply to the contracted vendor within 15 days.

Before applying for the program, employees should:

NOTE:  Once an employee receives initial eligibility verification from Human Resources, they must apply to the third-party program administrator within 15 days.

For any additional questions or inquiries about the program, please contact EHPAP@henrico.us

If you have questions related to your employment eligibility, please reach out to HCPS Human Resources.