Our neighbors in West Philadelphia are shut out of home ownership. To empower these residents, we’ll teach them to bank, save, and purchase a home.
When we talk about Economic Prosperity initiatives, we are talking about serving those most disconnected from basic economic empowerment tools.
We are talking about getting our neighbors of color to stop using check cashing storefronts and start banking in FDIC insured banks. We are talking about empowering residents with the skills of homeownership, budgeting, credit repair, and home maintenance. We are talking about hitting the streets where a disproportionate number of minority, female-led households are poor and paying high rents instead of regulated mortgages.
We are proposing to expand our successful Housing Counseling program within West Philadelphia. Our goal is to educate residents to become homebuyers and provide post-purchase counseling after they buy their homes.
Our neighbors need access to reliable and honest information regarding banking and the advantages of homeownership. Our team is certified, community-minded and experienced. We will offer educational workshops, one-on-one counseling, and post-purchase planning.