Wells Fargo launches program to help first-time home buyers in Kansas City area

The Neighborhood Lift is open to anyone who meets the income limit of about $64,000 annually for a family of four. (CBS News)

House hunting in the Kansas City area can, at times, be a grueling process.

But now, a major company is hoping a new program can help people living in the metro become first-time homeowners.

It is not uncommon to hear that people are waiting several months before they are able to buy a house.

Looking for a deal is generally not an option and buyers must be ready to put down an offer quickly.

Now, a new program from Wells Fargo is hoping to help.

The Neighborhood Lift is open to anyone who meets the income limit of about $64,000 annually for a family of four.

Officials say the program caters heavily to veterans, teachers and first responders, as the cut-off salary is higher for people in those professions.

The banking company is investing more than $5.5 million dollars to provide $15,000 down payment grants and homebuyer education courses.

Those interested can register for the program here.

Lawmakers are hoping the program helps people obtain more affordable housing.

On Wednesday, officials will also hold a meeting in Kansas City to discuss a new affordable housing fund in the works.

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