Conducts site visits to assess housing counseling programs to determine compliance with HUD guidelines, assessment of service delivery, capacity building needs and staff training needs. We work with agencies to address compliance findings and for on boarding of new staff. Works with HUD Intermediaries and has provided assistance to the intermediaries by coordinating the process with the sub-grantees. This includes obtaining documents needed for the grants and reviewing and compiling the 9902 projections.
Provide homebuyer education and pre-purchase counseling for first-time homebuyers. In May 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provided a report on their pre-purchase housing counseling study. The HUD study showed that 35% of the study participants had become homeowners 18 months after seeking pre-purchase counseling. Most purchasers had a FICO score of 620 or higher (71 percent).
Individual counseling and group workshops for homeowners in default/foreclosure. In 2011, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation provided a report on the benefits of foreclosure counseling. The study reported - housing counseling consistently increases the likelihood that the homeowner will obtain a loan modification (200% higher probability); counseled borrowers received more favorable terms on loan modifications (on average, $110 lower monthly payment and five basis points lower interest rate); homeowners who received counseling prior to a loan modification were more likely to remain current.
Project Management and Technical Assistance Services
First-time Homebuyer Services
Foreclosure Prevention Services
Affordable Housing Services
Provide income assessment services for Affordable Housing Developers. Qualify clients according to local, state and federal income guidelines for affordable housing developments. Obtain and review income documentation to determine if applicants meet the income guidelines. Prepare appropriate affidavits for income certification. Work with developers on affirmative fair housing marketing.
Write grants/proposals for funding for government contracts, private/corporate funders. Millions in grant funding secured. If you think there are monies available that could help your organization - you are 100% right! Many funding opportunities are missed because the organization lacks the technical expertise or staff capacity to successfully complete grant applications.
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