Additional Services and Homebuyer Education Classes

Housing Resources provides professional housing counseling services to residents of the Western Slope of Colorado. The program serves as a supportive base for families seeking these services, and furthermore, as an organizational core program in supporting future first time home owners and current home owners. Our mission is to provide counseling assistance to Western Slope residents by achieving and maintaining the goal of homeownership.

The services provided through Housing Resources Housing Counseling Program include:

  • Financial Capability Counseling
  • Financial Capability Workshops
  • Housing Rehabilitation and Weatherization Consumer Education
  • Homebuyer Education (HBE) Class
  • Post-Purchase Class

Proud new homeowners!

Financial Capability Counseling:

This unique Financial Capability Counseling is focused on improving your financial behaviors and attitudes – making it easy for you to achieve your financial goals and independence.

Confidential one-on-one sessions with specially-trained financial counselors that will help you:

  • Identify your financial goals
  • Create your action plan
  • Track your progress
  • Establish/rebuild your credit
  • Make good financial decisions
  • Get on the right path to becoming a homeowner

Financial Capability Workshops:

Provide support along the way with tools, reminders, workshops and resources that will motivate encourage and challenge you to achieve positive behavior changes.

One of many events that we hold for families and individuals who want to learn how to have their own home.

Housing Rehabilitation and Weatherization Consumer Education:

Housing Resources provides service to families through individual or group counseling services. While assisting families or individuals in enhancing home management skills for homeowners or renters, Housing Resources believes that people must become better educated and knowledgeable about the entire process. This approach will provide genuine long-term benefits for future generations while providing immediate benefits in upward mobility and stability in home management.

Services include:

  • Money management and budgeting
  • Use of credit and procedures for correcting credit
  • Home maintenance and repair with referrals to available resources
  • Assistance in obtaining access to home rehabilitation loans
  • Education and assistance in the use of utilities/energy consumption, e.g. Weatherization and LEAP program
  • Assistance in identifying other community resources for home improvement education and neighborhood improvement

Homebuyer Education (HBE) Classes:

Buying a home is often times the biggest financial decision of one's life. Housing Resources is here to assist and prepare first time homebuyers in becoming successful homeowners.  Homebuyers who attend Homebuyer Education are 30% less likely to have a foreclosure than those who do not participate.

By attending a free, in-person Housing Resources Homebuyer Education class, you can expect to learn about the following:

  • Professionals roles involved in the home buying process
  • Recognize how your credit relates to home buying
  • Determine how much home you can afford 
  • Budget for the upfront and ongoing expenses of homeownership
  • How to obtain down payment assistance
  • Understand mortgage financing options
  • Shopping for a home
  • Learn about real estate and the loan closing process
  • Insurance options
  • Post purchase home care

 

HBE Class schedule and information: 

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Classes are held at Partners in Delta. Formerly Delta Housing Authority, 511 E. 11th Street, Delta, CO 81416.  This is a one day session from 9:00am-3:00pm on the following dates:
December 16th, Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm - Delta

Classes are held in Grand Junction at The Center For Independence, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
We will have more classes beginning in 2018 for Grand Junction.
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) approved classes around the State. 

To register for a class fill out the HBE class registration form.  For more information contact Kelly Anderson at 970-241-2871 X101 or kellya@hrwco.org 

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Post-Purchase Classes:

Post-purchase education is a vital part of homeowner education, helping to support successful long-term homeownership.

HRWC provides Post Purchase Education Program offers group education to homeowners focusing on sustaining homeownership; teaching homeowners how to manage their property as an asset and use their equity responsibly while learning how to maintain their properties to promote safety and prevent future costly repairs as well as education on community resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Another proud new Homeowner!