FirstBank Forward
The FirstBank Forward Initiative is one of the ways we give back to our local communities. Through strategic efforts and partnerships, we help bridge the gaps that prevent growth among homeownership within culturally diverse communities.
The FirstBank Forward Initiative is one of the ways we give back to our local communities. Through strategic efforts and partnerships, we help bridge the gaps that prevent growth among homeownership within culturally diverse communities.
The FirstBank Forward Initiative is one of the ways we give back to our local communities. Through strategic efforts and partnerships, we help bridge the gaps that prevent growth among homeownership within culturally diverse communities.

Re-investing in our community

Our Mission

FirstBank Forward is a mortgage initiative with the mission of promoting fair lending, minority homeownership and affordable housing throughout our footprint. For every family we help, we are reminded that a home purchase transcends far beyond just a place to live. Homeownership can create an avenue for generational wealth, forever changing a family’s trajectory.

FirstBank volunteers wearing hardhats at construction site
Loan officer presenting check to NextGeneration Scholarship recipient

Inclusive Lending

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, repeat buyer or real estate investor, we want to serve you. Our loan options reflect a commitment to lending to all individuals and families, and our local, state and national programs focus on supporting your unique home buying journey.

Homebuyer’s Education

Our first-time homebuyer events and educational opportunities are free and available to anyone interested in homeownership. They are designed to equip and empower individuals and families to be successful homeowners. Our loan officers offer these events throughout the year in various cities across the Southeast. 

Programs and partnerships

Builder Credits

Borrower Benefit Program

We proudly offer $1 million in down payment assistance to help customers with costs. Qualified borrowers may receive 5% of the loan amount, up to $5,000, to use for a down payment and/or closing costs on their home purchase.

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