Operation Home

Housing Department

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United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceOperation HOME is a homeownership program consisting of one 8 hour workshop and one-on-one counseling. The course is designed to enable clients to make informed decisions during the transition from renter to homeowner. This course places an emphasis on financial literacy, budgeting and credit restoration for first-time homebuyers, particularly in the low to moderate income population.
Operation HOME has developed partnerships with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), local lending institutions, social services agencies and local real estate organizations to help reach its goal of creating successful homeowners throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Geographical AreaAllegheny
Intake ProcedureCall to register for workshops.
Intake Requirementsclients must take a workshop course. Courses are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 5:30pm and include a break for lunch. Topics of discussion include:
• Assessment of family housing needs
• Eligibility for first time homebuyers programs
• Affordability analysis and financial planning for homebuyers
• The role of credit in home-buying and homeownership
• Pre- qualification assistance
• Developing an individual plan of action for the home buying process
Helpful TipsUpon completion of the Workshop course, participants will be awarded with a certificate and one- on- one counseling sessions to further develop individual credit plans. Counseling helps clients investigate the best opportunities for first time homebuyer programs and gain a deeper understanding of loan and closing procedures.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 610 Wood Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Main Phone 412-227-4161
Web Address www.ulpgh.org
Additional Information
Update User ID255077
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Affiliated Program: Housing Department
This Service: Operation Home
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling (BH-3700.3000)