SETH Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

Sponsored by:

Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation

The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program provides eligible homebuyers up to $2,000 each year in additional federal income tax credits. As a holder of the MCC, you will receive this credit each year as you pay off your mortgage loan.

Here is an example of one year of savings with the MCC Program:

Loan Amount $125,000
Interest Rate 4%
The buyer will have paid approximately $5,000 in interest that year.
$5,000 X 40% MCC rate = $2,000 tax credit
Tax credit provided by the MCC Program 40%
MCC savings for the homeowner $2,000

Actual savings experienced by a homeowner will depend upon the mortgage interest they pay on the home loan.

Are You Eligible?

Buyers must be a first-time homebuyer (not have owned a home in the past 3 years), except in census tract numbers – City of Baytown 2534, City of Pasadena 3220, 3230, 3231, 3235, 3239 and Walker County 7906 and 7907. (Targeted census track numbers have higher income and purchase price limits) Contact: p.constance@sethfc.com

Buyers must meet income requirements, determined by family size and location of the home:

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Location: 1-2 Family 3 or More Target Area
1-2 family
Targeted area
3 or more
Non – targeted
area Purchase
price limits
Targeted area
Purchase price
Austin County $82,700 $95,105 n/a n/a $311,979 n/a
Brazoria County $96,600 $111,090 n/a n/a $311,979 n/a
Counties of Chambers, Liberty, Waller, and Cities of Baytown, Deer Park, Dickinson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, Shoreacres, Texas City and Tomball $79,200 $91,080 $95,040 $110,880 $311,979 $381,308
Matagorda County $75,100 $86,365 n/a n/a $311,979 n/a
Walker County $75,100 $86,365 $90,120 $105,140 $311,979 $381,308
Wharton County $75,100 $86,365 n/a n/a $311,979 n/a

MCC Program Areas:
The program is available in the following counties:
Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, Matagorda, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.
And within the city limits of:
Baytown, Deer Park, Dickinson, LaMarque, LaPorte, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, Shoreacres, Texas City, and Tomball.

MCC Program Fees:

  • No Participation Fees
  • Lenders may collect optional $75 Application fee.

MCC Marketing Form

MCC Lender’s Agreement
MCC Fillable Form

In the interest of saving time, please complete this PowerPoint MCC training. If upon completion, you still have questions, contact Phyllis Constance at p.constance@sethfc.com

MCC Training
Phyllis Constance
281.484.4663 ext. 111

Mortgage Credit Certificate Programs (MCC) Administered by SETH

SETH administers these great Local MCC Programs.

These programs can be combined with the SETH 5 Star Texas Advantage and GoldStar Programs.

Lenders email p.constance@sethfc.com for additional information.