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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Service
Operation 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.
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clients 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
Upon 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.