Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program
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Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

The Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC) is a federal program that helps first-time homebuyers to qualify for mortgage loans. MCCs give homebuyers a “dollar for dollar” tax credit against federal income taxes equal to up to fifteen percent (15%) of annual mortgage interest.

By effectively reducing monthly mortgage payments, MCCs give homebuyers greater ability to qualify for and support a mortgage loan. Program participants are subject to limits on maximum household income and maximum home purchase price. If the home buyers’ tax liability is lower than their available MCC tax credit, they can carry forward the unused tax credit for three additional years.

The MCC program for the City of Alameda is administered by the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department. The County has administered the MCC program since 1989, assisting home buyers in traditionally high-cost housing markets throughout Alameda County. Since 1994, 110 households have been assisted through the MCC program in the City of Alameda.

For more information about the MCC program, or to obtain a list of participating lenders, contact the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department office at (510) 670-5246, or visit their website.
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