Getting Started

What if you could own a home for less than you pay for your rent?

Homeownership is within reach! Bright Community Trust will guide you through the process to owning a home. The six steps below outline to path to closing on your first home.

Getting Started

Do you Qualify?

The first step is to find out if your household income qualifies to participate in homeownership with Bright Community Trust. Also, you should only apply if you will be living in the home you purchase through BCT.

  • Find out what the income limits are, relative to number of people living in your home.  Income Limits table in the FAQ section.


If your income is within the stated limits, complete and submit your application, with supporting documents, to our counseling staff for review.

  • Download the Affordable Housing Application
  • List of Supporting Documents

Bright Community Trust counseling staff will review your application and supporting documents to determine eligibility. Expect a call from a counselor to schedule a review session. Your counselor will advise you if you are approved or not approved.

Select a Lender

The next step is to choose a lender from the pre-approved list provided by Bright Community Trust and to apply for a mortgage.

  • View the Pre-Approved Lender List

Once the lender determines the mortgage you can afford, it is time to select a home.

Choose a Home

Work with your Realtor to choose a home. Together, you will submit a contract for purchasing your chosen property.

Be Informed

Class: Enroll in the 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class. There is NO COST for the class. Your counselor will advise you of the class schedule.

Individual Review: Bright Community Trust will work with you individually to provide an in-depth review of all important documents.

Close the Deal!

Visit the Title Company, sign the house closing documents…and the keys are yours!

Fill out an application today.

Say goodbye to paying rent and say hello to investing in your family’s home. Join us in helping make strong communities together. Bright Community Trust is proud to assist you through the process and to help you open the door to homeownership.

If you have any questions, call (727) 475-1366 or email We are ready to help!

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