HomeStrong USA is a HUD-Approved Community Development organization providing education and counseling to distressed homeowners as well as potential buyers such as post-foreclosure participants in order to get families back on track to sustainable home ownership. The HomeStrong’s Heroes Program is an affordable home ownership program for local heroes and their families with a focus on those who are now suffering from physical disabilities due to injury, mental disabilities or both. HomeStrong USA provides a path to sustainable home ownership for local heroes through home buyer education and financial management counseling.
HomeStrong USA requires completion of specific workshops for all HomeStrong’s Heroes participants. The training consists of four, three hour sessions. All classes are scheduled on Saturdays and held twice per month. HHC members also have access to HSUSA counselors for personal assistance as needed. The general focus of the required workshops is centered on financial management and Home Buyer Education. The expectation is that each participant will learn how to create and maintain a budget based on their individual financial situation and be sustainable long-term homeowners. Participants will also have access to HomeStrong USA counselors for personal assistance as needed. At a minimum, each participant is required to complete individual one-on-one counseling sessions semiannually. Completion of the semiannual counseling sessions and four workshops listed below is mandatory. Each participant must complete the following list of educational workshops within 12 months of home ownership. Below is a brief summary of the four workshops and established goals for participants.
|Workshop||Goals for Participant|
|Life After Debt (3hrs)||
|Manage Your Money (3hrs)||
|Turning Cents Into Dollars (3hrs)||
|Living Debt Free (3hrs)||