Founded in 2002, the Department strives to provide education and promote responsible homeownership. Through homeownership education and financial literacy, our program promotes independence and stability. We advocate for justice in social structures, fair and affordable housing, low and moderate income persons, the disabled, and seniors who are victims of predatory lending practices.
Catholic Charities' Housing Counseling Department's Mission is to promote family and individual self-sufficiency and neighborhood stability by eliminating educational, financial, and psychological/emotional barriers to successful home ownership through intermediate stages of responsible rental housing tenures, and by building community partnerships that create housing opportunities in coordination with other courses of social services.
- HUD's Homebuyer Education and Learning Program (HELP)
- Budgeting/Money Management
- Credit Counseling
- Home ownership preparation
- Fair housing education
- Predatory lending
- Foreclosure prevention
- Post-purchase occupancy counseling
- Loss mitigation and default resolution
- Displacement and relocation counseling
- Family Self-Sufficiency Counseling
- Colonia Initiative
- Market Outreach Initiative
Referrals are received from public and private agencies, financial and mortgage institutions, churches (all denominations), school counselors,friends and concerned individuals.
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