Two new programs that will help serve the residents of Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur and Lewis counties were launched during a virtual event on Thursday as Highland Community Builders introduced its new Financial Opportunity Center and Digital Navigator Program, aimed to aid citizens in many different areas of need.
Highland Community Builders has partnered with Rural LISC, the Randolph County Housing Authority and HomeOwnership Center to assist with the new programs, which were made possible through financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson/Benedum Foundation partnership.
“Our first step in putting this together was to reach out to the HomeOwnership Center as a key partner,” said Karen Jacobson, Highland Community Builders board member. “They have been providing home buyer education to individuals and households for over 20 years now. So their expertise is going to be really critical to our success.”
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How has your world changed over the last few months? Has your worklife or your homelife been turned upside down? Have you had some struggles but managed to keep your head above water? Have you experienced just a few complications but mostly been okay? People in our community have had a wide range of experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a feeling common to almost all of us these days is uncertainty.
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Attention Future Homebuyers:
- New FICO Credit Scoring Formula Likely to Drop Scores and Affect Loan Approval for Millions
- Personal Loans, Credit Card Use, Missed Payments, and High Debt Utilization Ratio Among New Scoring Criteria
- Prospective Home Buyers Being Urged to Contact HomeOwnership Center
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The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development gave recognition awards to The Homeownership Center in Elkins. Check out these articles to learn more.
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The Rotary Club of Elkins heard about how the HomeOwnership Center serves citizens of north central West Virginia during their regular meeting Monday.
Kate Somers, executive director of the HomeOwnership Center, said the center is celebrating 20 years of service this week, after first being established in 1998.
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There is lots to celebrate this month at the HomeOwnership Center. June is national home ownership month, and as would be expected, this always is a matter of celebration at the HomeOwnership Center. One way the organization celebrates each year is by cutting in half the cost of their home buyer education workshop for the month. The first week of June is National NeighborWorks Week, and as a NeighborWorks member organization, the HomeOwnership Center is happy to promote this year’s theme of Advancing Opportunity, as this is what they strive to do every day for area residents who are seeking the opportunity to become home owners.
This year, however, is particularly special, as the HomeOwnership Center is celebrating twenty years of creating and supporting successful home owners in north central West Virginia. Continue reading “HomeOwnership Center Invites Former Customers to June Celebration”
Are you “financially capable”? What does financial capability mean to you? Does it mean you can pay your bills each month? Or create a budget and stick to it? Does it mean you can put aside some savings toward your plans for the future? It can mean different things to different people, but whatever the definition, the HomeOwnership Center is a local organization dedicated to helping people get to “yes”.
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The HomeOwnership Center, Inc. is in the business of making home owners, but reaching that goal can be more of a challenge for some than it is for others.
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ELKINS — Sometimes a little information can go a long way. For nearly 900 households in the region, information that came from the HomeOwnership Center Inc. helped them buy a house.
The HomeOwnership Center has been offering personalized financial advising, credit analysis and mortgage loans for 20 years, and during that time it often has been the difference between a family buying a home or not.
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