Homeownership

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Avenue’s Homeownership Center can help you on your journey to homeownership from the basics of managing your finances and building credit and savings, to navigating the actual home purchasing process, applying for down payment assistance grants and maintaining your home in the long-term.

Homeownership Education

  • Pre-Purchase Class (8-hour In-Person) teaches potential home owners the home buying process including types of down payment assistance available, how to select the right home for your family, preparing to qualify for a loan and finding the financing that best meets their needs. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. This is a HUD Certified course that meets requirements for most government down payment assistance programs. For customers seeking down payment assistance, please note that you are required to participate in a one-on-one counseling session with an Avenue Homeownership Counselor after completing this course. You will sign up for the counseling session during the 8-hour class. They can usually be scheduled for the following week.
  • Pre-Purchase Class (Online) self-paced, online course teaches potential home owners the home buying process including types of down payment assistance available, how to select the right home for your family, preparing to qualify for a loan and finding the financing that best meets their needs. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. This course meets requirements for most government down payment assistance programs. For customers seeking down payment assistance, please note that you are required to participate in a one-on-one counseling session with an Avenue Homeownership Counselor after completing this course in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.  The Framework online course is the default education requirement for the Fannie Mae HomeReady loan and the East West Bank 2% Down Payment Assistance Program.
  • Homebuyer’s Club is for anyone who shares to common goal of buying a home (one day). We offer presentations and financial skills workshops from professionals on relevant topics as well as regular group meetings to learn from each other, receive support from each other and share strategies and successes. The Club meets monthly every 3rd Saturday.  Membership is open all interested and willing to commit to working towards a financial goal.  Members can attend as often and for as long as they continue to benefit from participation.
  • Post-Purchase Training helps homeowners adjust to their new responsibilities. Seminars cover home maintenance and repair, property taxes, insurance issues, landscaping, savings for an emergency, safety and more.

Foreclosure Prevention

Foreclosure Prevention helps homeowners who are having difficulty paying their mortgage or anticipate they will have difficulty in the near future.  The Foreclosure Prevention counselor will help clients navigate the process to work with their lenders and make informed decisions regarding their homes.  A counseling will include a review of rights and guidance on how to work with lenders to repay past-due balances.

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