FREE Housing Counseling Class Registration From Genesis Housing Corporation

FREE Housing Counseling Class Registration

Please use online registration form or download our Class Registration Form.

The Housing Counseling Program provides free classes and individual counseling helping more than 9,500 potential first-time homebuyers and homeowners. Monthly classes focus on topics not taught in regular school including understanding credit, credit repair, money management, saving plans, grant programs and understanding the home buying process including selecting a realtor and finding the best mortgage.

Genesis Housing Corporation is a certified U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Agency. Genesis Housing Corporation is also an approved Counseling Agency for FannieMae and PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Providing HUD and PHFA approved counseling allows a qualified applicant to participate in special bank programs and the state programs which can often benefit home buyers. Genesis Housing Corporation is also an approved agency for housing counseling grant programs including the Montgomery County First-time Home Buyers Program, Norristown’s First-time Home Buyers Program and Federal Home Loan Bank’s First Front Door Program. These programs allow more families to become homebuyers by reducing the amount of savings required for down payments and closing costs.


Housing Counseling Classes

 

Class #1: Understanding Credit

  • Understand credit reporting
  • Obtain a free credit report from all major credit bureaus
  • Learn how to improve your credit score

Class #2: Money Management

  • Setting up a working budget – “It’s more than just the bills”
  • How does current spending impact future financial options
  • Prioritizing spending in tough economic times
  • Dealing with debt and developing a savings plan

Class #3: Home Buying Basics

  • Understanding the home buying process – realtors, agreement of sale, mortgages, inspections, insurance and more
  • Learn about grant and loan programs for homebuyers

Genesis Housing offers monthly classes in Norristown. Classes are offered in other Montgomery County locations several times per year. Classes are free but registration is required.

Proposed Norristown Apartment Building Denied Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Location of Norristown in Montgomery County

Location of Norristown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  YAHOO!

NORRISTOWN ­­— The developer of a proposed $17 million, 96-unit apartment building slated for a Montgomery County parking lot in Norristown has been denied $1,020,581 in low-income housing tax credits requested from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

The proposal from Pennrose Properties of Philadelphia was not included on a July 11 list of Cycle 2 awards from the PHFA, according to Jerry Nugent, the executive director of the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority.

“I have no idea what effect this will have on the project,” Nugent said.  “My understanding is there was an appeal filed by Doug Seiler and other people for the (Norristown) variances granted.  I don’t know how long that will run.  The legal appeal could run for a year or more.”

The development company secured the zoning variances on March 26 for the proposed, four-story building and has not yet submitted site plans to the Norristown planning department.

Read more:  http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130721/NEWS01/130729944/proposed-norristown-apartment-building-denied-low-income-housing-tax-credits#full_story