Homeownership for first responders and educators can oftentimes be a difficult goal to reach. Unfortunately, these high-stress and high-commitment careers don't come with high- paying salaries. That's where the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act comes in.
The HELPER Act will support those that serve our communities by giving them the ability to afford a home in those communities. By offering affordable mortgage possibilities along with no down payment or monthly mortgage insurance, the HELPER Act is a true bipartisan effort to enrich the lives of our local heroes.
In May 2023, the HELPER Act was introduced in the Senate as S.1514 by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jon Ossoff (D-GA ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). The House companion, H.R.3170, was introduced by Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL-05) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12).
We're so excited each time we receive a letter or note from an individual or organization supporting The HELPER Act. We wanted to share these with you, so you can see just how many incredible people are gathering together to support our Heroes and Helpers!
Download the HELPER Act Call to Action Handout to build awareness in your community and empower others to contact their representatives in Washington to ask for support of the HELPER Act. This handout contains the following information:
The list of people and organizations who believe in the HELPER Act is growing every day! If you believe in the bipartisan cause of providing safe and affordable homes for our police officers, firefighters, educators, and EMTs, please get involved! Fill out this form to have the HELPER Act team reach out to you and share how you can further the cause.