Letter From the President
We are very excited with the positive growth of homeownership and community development opportunities throughout Greater Cincinnati. The Home Ownership Center has grown dramatically to meet the ever changing needs of our community by providing quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated leadership. We have evolved through the years as housing needs shifted. Existing programs, services and partnerships have expanded and new ones were created. Today, the Home Ownership Center continues to offer innovative products and services designed to promote, create and sustain homeownership.
Our Homebuyer Education classes continue to be one of our most popular services. Dramatic changes in the housing market and mortgage loan products truly make this class offering a must. The Homeownership Center successfully provided Homebuyer Education to over 250 people at our in-person class in 2016 and over 178 through our web-based offering. You can refer to our interactive website or call us for the class schedules.
In 2012, we began a program to rehabilitate single family homes. Many of these homes were vacant properties that were creating blight in our neighborhoods. The Home Ownership Center oversees all facets of real estate development with these homes; from consultation and acquisition to construction, renovation and management. Since 2012, we have successfully renovated 13 properties and counting. We take great pride in transforming these properties into top quality homes to strengthen our neighborhoods and communities.
Moving forward, we are dedicated to improving and expanding our services to better assist our communities. You will be able to find updates on our website about our class schedules, homes for sale, down payment assistance programs, future homeownership promotion events, and other opportunities available to residents of Greater Cincinnati. We look forward to serving you.