Home Ownership

Overview

The aim of the Home Ownership Program is to assist Members with a deposit or capital towards the purchase of a home. Members can choose to waive all or part of their 2019-20 program balances under the Flexible Program Model. The funds will be placed into a trust account and any monies waived in the previous financial year (2018-19) can be combined. The money will remain in a trust account until property settlement is scheduled, and then the funds would be transferred to the settlement agent directly on the Member’s behalf. Members may pool their funds together. The program will run from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Guidelines/Policy

The program will be available to homebuyers for the purchase or the construction of a home for residential purposes. The money will be placed into a trust account for up to two years in the Member’s name and will be released once the property is ready to be settled and the following pieces of evidence have been provided to GAC:

  1. Written approval from the lending institution that you have been approved for a home loan
  2. A copy of the contract of sale confirming the property sale price and address
  3. Written instructions from the Member’s settlement agent confirming the date of settlement and provision of the details required for the settlement funds to be transferred

If the funds are not required for settlement within the two-year timeframe that the program allows, the funds and any respective may be returned to GAC.

Supporting Documents

  1. Proof of employment
  2. Written approval from the lending institution
  3. Contract of sale for the property
  4. Settlement instructions

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