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Community Heroes Consumer Loan Program

Proudly Serving Those Who Serve Our Community

We can’t thank our community heroes enough. They give so much to all of us, we’d like to give back to them. To help those heroes who are looking for consumer funding needs, including but not limited to auto, home, personal, and recreational, we offer our Community Heroes Consumer Loan Program. This is eligible to those who work professionally, or as volunteers, in fire and rescue, the armed forces, education, medical services, and law enforcement.


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Benefits Of Community Heroes Consumer Loans*

For Mortgages**

  • $250 cash deposit after closing (First Source direct deposit and auto pay required)

  • Reduced personal real estate attorney representation (optional, estimated value - $150)

  • Discounted home inspector’s fee, which includes radon testing (optional with participating providers, estimated value - $50)

  • An affordable mortgage that matches your budget

For Home Equity Loans***

  • $250 cash deposit after closing (First Source direct deposit and auto pay required)

  • An affordable home loan that matches your budget

For all other Consumer Loans**** (credit cards and lines of credit not included)

  • Qualify for an additional .25% off of your approved loan rate! (First Source checking account with direct deposit and auto pay required)

  • An affordable loan that matches your budget


If you work in a professional or support role for any of these fields, you could receive full Community Hero benefits.


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Everyone’s financial situation is unique. We look forward to working with you on your specific needs. Call 315-735-8571 with any questions, to talk about your options or to make an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives today.

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*All loans in this program require that members MUST have a checking account with payroll direct deposit and automatic payments as a benefit of the program. Note, this is not a condition for approval for a loan, just for this program. If any of the requirements become unmet at any point during the duration of the loan, the rate will revert to the standard, non-program rate for the remainder of the loan term. This program is available for new loans and does not apply to existing loans.

**Mortgage products are offered by Homeowners Advantage through First Source Federal Credit Union. Full disclosures and terms will be provided during Community Heroes Mortgage Program consultations. The summary below is not all-inclusive. Mortgage is restricted to the primary residence (purchase only) located in NY State.

Mortgage products in New York State only and offered by our Mortgage Team, Homeowners Advantage (HOA), which is a subsidiary of Broadview FCU. HOA is a Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services. HOA NMLS Identifier: 290363. Principal Address: 4 Winners Circle, Albany NY 12205. Broadview FCU NMLS Identifier: 458314

A First Source checking account with payroll direct deposit and automatic mortgage payments is required. The $250 deposit will be made to the program participant’s First Source checking account within 30 days of the closing, upon verification of all eligibility requirements. Personal real estate attorney fee waiver is a $150 credit, not redeemable as cash. Discounted home inspection fee is set by the inspector based on square footage, and not redeemable as cash. You are not required to use the program service provider(s) as a condition of the purchase of the subject property. You may use an alternative provider offering a similar service; however related discounts and other savings will not be available to you.

***A First Source home equity account with payroll direct deposit and automatic home equity payment is required. The $250 deposit will be made to the program participant’s First Source checking account within 30 days of the closing, upon verification of all eligibility requirements.

****A First Source checking account with payroll direct deposit and automatic loan payments is required to qualify for the rate discount. If any of the requirements become unmet at any point during the duration of the loan, the rate will revert to the standard, non-program rate for the remainder of the loan term.

First Source credit and membership eligibility requirements apply. Loans funded for business purposes do not qualify.

Proof of employment in healthcare, education, law enforcement, fire and rescue, U.S. military, or veteran status is required to be eligible for the Community Heroes Consumer Loans Program.