Homeownership

11,519 resident leaders trained Buying a home is one of life's biggest decisions and financial investments. It can be intimidating for anyone.

Fortunately, our network of local counselors provide education and assistance for homebuyers so they can confidently purchase homes that are affordable for the long term.

A recent study commissioned by NeighborWorks showed that homebuyers who work with our network organizations are one-third less likely to become 90 or more days delinquent during the first two years of homeownership than those who do not.

Homewise
Homewise
David and Stefanie had good credit, savings and low debt. Unfortunately, the first home they chose was sold suddenly, minutes before they put in an offer. A few weeks later, their Homewise real-estate agent found them their perfect home.
Portland Housing Center
Portland Housing Center
Sam, her kids and her grandkids lived together in an apartment in an unsafe neighborhood. She took classes at the Portland Housing Center and saved money. Four years later, she reached her goal and is now a proud homeowner.
Pathstone
Pathstone
After health struggles and a divorce, Zoribel Toro enrolled in PathStone's homeownership program. With its educational programs and technical assistance, she was approved for a mortgage.

To further support homeownership counselors, we manage the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling website. We are serious about harnessing the benefits of technology and offer state-of-the-art software, such as CounselorMax, to help housing professionals serve their clients better.


What is a homeownership counselor?

A homeownership counselor is an individual who has been trained and certified to provide one-on-one assistance that focuses on a customer’s unique financial circumstances in an effort to help them achieve their housing goal.