The purpose of United Housing’s Homebuyer Education and Financial Program is to encourage self-empowerment and self-sufficiency, provide the tools for families to become financially stable and in doing so, strengthening families and neighbors for a greater Memphis. Clients who take part in the Homebuyer Education program must complete the course and one-on-one counseling before earning their Homeownership Diploma. This designation provides participants access to lower mortgage interest rates and down-payment assistance.
United Housing’s programs also help preserve and support the economic and cultural diversity of the community – 61% of clients are women, 58% are African-American, 15% are Latino, and 32% are female-headed, single parent households.
“The Women’s Foundation is proud to have United Housing as a new grantee partner focused on providing quality housing for low income women,” said Shante K. Avant, Deputy Director of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. “Stable housing is a key component in helping a woman and her family become economically self-sufficient and we support the work of United Housing and the impact their organization has made in changing the lives of families in our community.”
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