Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

The El Paso County Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program allows qualifying borrowers to receive an annual federal income tax credit equal to 50% of the annual interest they pay on their mortgage loan ($2,000/year maximum).

Program Size: $26,626,750

Program Period: March 15, 2018, through December 31, 2019, as long as program funds remain.

Homebuyer Eligibility Criteria:

1) First-time Homebuyers: Cannot have owned a home in the past three years (except when purchasing a home located in “Targeted Areas” and for Qualified Veterans). Targeted Areas are census tracts designated by HUD as underserved in mortgage loan origination.

2) Maximum Family Income:

Families of 2 or Fewer: Non-Targeted $85,800 or Targeted $102,960

Families of 3 or More: Non-Targeted $98,670 or Targeted $120,120

3) Maximum Home Cost: Non-Targeted $305,330.40 or Targeted $373,181.60

Eligible Loans:

Terms and interest rate of the mortgage loan are set by the Participating Lender, though must be fixed-rate and not exceed 40 years. Can be used jointly with Single Family “Turnkey Plus” Mortgage Program

Eligible Loan Area:

Mortgage loans under the program may be made to qualifying borrowers throughout El Paso County, including the City of Colorado Springs.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact one of the participating lenders listed below for information and details.

Participating Lenders:

Interested Lenders – Should you wish to become an approved lender, please contact Jennifer Payne at Raymond James for more information.

Contact us:

Jennifer deGive
Housing Analyst
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-520-6481
Fax: 719-520-6288