Homeownership is a big step. The Star Tribune recently published an article that outlines a number of organizations out there that strive to help people become homeowners (Housing Help). Here are a few of the organizations they named:
Accessible Space Inc. (http://www.accessiblespace.org/) – a nonprofit corporation that provides accessible and affordable housing for adults with impaired mobility, traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities.
Aeon (http://www.aeonhomes.org/) – provides permanent affordable apartment homes to homeless young people and adults, adults seeking a sober community, very-low-income single people and families and other low- and moderate-income households.
Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now Housing (ACORN) (http://www.acornhousing.org/) – offers classes for first-time home buyers, mortgage counseling and helps clients obtain affordable mortgages through lending partnerships for low- and moderate-income applicants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Department Of Veterans Affairs (http://www.va.gov/) – provides home loans through mortgage lenders and other services to veterans, dependents and survivors.
Minnesota Department Of Commerce (http://www.commerce.state.mn.us/) investigates complaints about lenders, real estate agents, appraisers, insurance adjusters and agents and residential building contractors.
And don’t forget, Buyers Real Estate Group provides Free Real Estate Seminars for Home Buyers 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Learn about financing, home inspections, closing, and general benefits of using an exclusive buyers agent. (The session is free, but you do need to register.)