HomeOwnership Center Key Partner in New Programs

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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HomeOwnership Center Welcomes New Home Ownership Advisor

The HomeOwnership Center is happy to welcome Jami Stewart to its staff as a new Home Ownership Advisor. Jami will join Tawnya Holbrook, already working in this role, and will work with HomeOwnership Center customers to provide them the personalized attention and guidance they need to navigate the home buying process and to become successful home owners.

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HomeOwnership Center Welcomes New Board Members

The HomeOwnership Center, Inc. is pleased to welcome two new board members to its ranks! Both recent HOC customers, Elkins residents Brittany Hicks and PJ Binns have joined HOC’s board of directors. HOC staff and current board members are very excited for them to share their enthusiasm for HOC and their professional expertise with us as we work together to find new ways to provide services to our customers and make a positive impact on our communities.

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HomeOwnership Center a Community Resource in Good Times and in Bad

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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Celebrating National Home Ownership Month With Half Price Services

Have you been seeing For Sale signs sprouting like summer flowers in people’s front yards lately? We are in the midst of the traditional home buying season, and every year June is recognized as National Home Ownership month. Home ownership is well known as an important ingredient in strengthening local communities; among other benefits, studies show that home owners are happier and more likely to be engaged in their communities, and the children of home owners often are healthier and perform better at school. Because of these important factors, one local organization is particularly dedicated to increasing the number of home owners in our region.

The staff at the HomeOwnership Center, Inc. work every day to create and support successful home owners through credit counseling, education, and mortgage lending. As part of a week-long celebration of community strengthening activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week, and to celebrate National Home Ownership month, the HomeOwnership Center is offering its services at half-price for the month of June. Customers can make an appointment to review their credit report with the HomeOwnership Center’s highly trained staff, or enroll in the June home buyer education workshop, all at a discounted price.

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