Homeownership is a dream most families share. It's also one of the most important decisions and the largest purchase families are likely to make. To help families turn the dream into a reality, Self-Help Enterprises, a HUD certified counseling agency, has improved the homeownership education program by launching
: Your Pathway to Homeownership program.
Through this program, our experienced homeownership education counselors will help prospective homebuyers prepare for homeownership with:
- Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling
- Financial Literacy
- Post-Purchase Counseling & Education
- Mortgage & Down Payment Assistance Programs
- Affordable Housing Opportunities
Serving as a "one-stop" for families looking to start their housing search, our homeownership counselors will walk families through the different types of mortgage rates, the effect credit scores have on being approved for a loan, how much down payment is needed for purchase, and how much home is affordable. A tailored action plan will then be developed for a family's financial homeownership goals.
Services will not stop with the purchase of a home; families can use The Gateway program to obtain information about home maintenance, helping them preserve their investment.
To get started, prospective homebuyers will need to co
ntact Self-Help Enterprises via phone at (559) 651-1000 or via email at email@example.com
initial counseling appointment will be scheduled and a $50 fee will reserve the appointment. The fee covers a credit report and a portion of the homeownership education class fee. Upon completing an intake form, providing requested documents, and attending the counseling appointment, homebuyers will be enrolled in an
or online homeownership education class. Classes are available
in English and Spanish.
Together with launching The Gateway program, Self-Help Enterprises was honored to become a NeighborWorks
Homeownership Center. This designation assists Self-Help Enterprises with technical assistance to deliver comprehensive, high quality homeownership services.