The recent housing crisis has sent many families into foreclosure and a disproportionate number of those families have been low-income. As a result, some communities are reevaluating whether or not homeownership still plays a critical role in community development despite its potential for homeowner wealth building and, if structured with long-term affordability restrictions, the potential for preserving the public investment.
Practitioners must work harder than ever to make sure that community leaders and homebuyers understand how long-term affordable homeownership programs work and what the tradeoffs are. Community outreach, homebuyer training and ongoing homeowner education are all important components to homeownership programs that preserve long-term affordability.
Join our webinar on May 24 to hear from three field experts and learn how programs can educate communities and homebuyers and implement effective strategies for:
- Community Outreach and Messaging
- Classroom Training of Potential Homebuyers of Homes with Long-term Affordability Restrictions
- Post-purchase Homebuyer Education
- Christi Baker, Principal, Chrysalis Consulting Group, San Francisco, CA
- Jacqueline Cooper, Principal, Financial Education Associates, Boston, MA
- Karen Hoskins, Senior Homeownership Specialist, NeighborWorks America