Urban League hosts homeowner, renter and homeless mentor program

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Urban League (FWUL) is holding a two month program aimed at helping homeless, renting or homeowning Hoosiers who need help with housing.

Starting Thursday, the FWUL is holding a two month program aimed at helping participants “learn how to transition from being Homeless to Renting to Owning Your Home.”

The two sessions, the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., are open to the first 15 registered participants.

Topics covered in the two month program include:

  • Tenant/Landlord Responsibilities
  • Financial Management
  • Fair Housing
  • Housing Affordability
  • Lease Agreements
  • Local Assistance and Temporary/Permanent Housing Resources
  • Eviction/Foreclosure Process
  • Mortgage Financing and the Process
  • Finding and Insuring Your Home
  • Loan Modifications

The FWUL, banking partners, and participants will serve as accountability partners using a “Community Helping Community” model, the Urban League said.

To be eligible for deposit fee, rental payment, closing fee, down payment and landlord assistance, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend all four sessions
  • Meet with your mentor at least once outside of class
  • Meet one on one with the Fort Wayne Urban League Housing Counselor

To register call 260-745-3100 or email jnorfleet@fwurbanleague.org.

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