Re-investing in our community
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.
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.
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
Through this partnership, individuals receive financial tools and education to secure a better future. Free coaching on credit and money management, homeownership preparedness and small-business development are available.
Our FirstBank Forward initiative received the Market Outreach Strategies Award by the Mortgage Bankers Association, recognizing the hard work of our team and the creativity of our programs that promote diversity and inclusion.
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.