June is National Homeownership Month, a time to recognize the importance of homeownership to the U.S. economy and the benefits that owning a home have on building household wealth for families.

“HUD-approved housing counselors can make all the difference in helping families find and keep stable housing,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Research demonstrates that housing counseling helps people make informed housing choices and can be the best preventative medicine to avoid housing problems down the road.”

Working through a network of more than 1,700 approved counseling agencies, it is expected that more than one million households will receive the counseling services they need. HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, like Center For Siouxland, help homebuyers evaluate if they are ready to buy a house, understand their financing and down payment options, help families find affordable rental housing, navigate through issues associated with Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), and offer financial literacy training to help struggling families repair credit problems. Center For Siouxland’s Certified Housing Counselor, Lori Scott, will hold a FREE Prepurchase Workshop sponsored by Northwest Bank this month on June 28th. Call 712-252-1861 ext. 47 for information about our services and this workshop.