A HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency

Livin’ It Up Downtown is a collaboration between the Legacy Community Development Corporation, Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Port Arthur.

Qualified homebuyers may receive up to $60,000 in assistance to purchase a newly constructed home in down town Port Arthur.

In order to participate in the program, participants must attend an 8-hour homebuyer class, which is always held on one Saturday of each month.

Legacy CDC's Intake Form should be returned to the office with the following required documentation:

  1. Three full months recent check stubs- all household members 18 or older
  2. Six months consecutive bank statements - all household members
  3. W-2 forms for 2018 & 2019
  4. Tax returns for 2018 & 2019
  5. Driver's license or picture I.D. - all household members 18 or older
  6. Social Security cards - all household members
  7. If you receive Social Security, SSI, or VA benefits, please bring the statement(s) from the Administration Office showing the amount you or anyone in the household is receiving monthly. (Please make sure to include everyone's income in the household).
  8. If you receive child support or pay child support, please provide a copy of the most recent court order & "Child Support Income Verification" form from the Attorney General.
  9. If divorced, please provide a copy of decree.
  10. Legal guardianship records for all minors, if applicable.
  11. If on housing please provide a copy of your HAP form.

Please submit copies of the above at the same time you return your intake form. If you are married or applying with a co-borrower, be sure that you and the co-borrower submit the required documents and sign where requested. Should you have any questions, please give our office a call at (409) 832-2723.