Appleton Housing Authority to Host First-time Homebuyer Education Class Sessions in January

Published Monday, December 21, 2015

The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) offers monthly Homebuyer Education classes designed to assist qualified first-time homebuyers in their journey to homeownership.  Classes are offered in a two-part series and participants must attend both classes to complete the program.

     Class sessions in Appleton are scheduled for Wednesdays, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the AHA’s main office, 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton.

     Additional class sessions will be offered in Calumet County at the Chilton Public Library, 221 Park St. in Chilton on Wednesdays, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, from 6-9 p.m.

       Pre-registration is required, along with a course fee of $25 (per household) for text book and materials made payable to the AHA.

     Upon completion of both classes in the series, perspective homebuyers may be eligible to receive down payment assistance and home rehabilitation funding, each in the form of a 0 % interest deferred payment loan.  In conjunction with completing the Homebuyer Program, course participants must qualify for a first mortgage loan from a lender of their choice.

     Additionally, homes must be located in Outagamie County or Calumet County in order to qualify for assistance.  Household income must also be at or below 80% of the county median income. Assistance amounts will be determined by household income, the purchase price of the home, as well as other factors. Down payment assistance amounts can be up to $10,000. Additional funding for necessary repairs is also available.

      “Buying a home for the first-time can be both an exciting and overwhelming process,” noted Kent Gross, AHA Homebuyer Program manager. “Our program participants receive the education and guidance they need, which helps them to make sound decisions that lead to long-term success as a homeowner.”

      To register for class sessions or to have a question about the Homebuyer Program answered, contact Kent Gross, AHA Homebuyer Program manager at (920) 739-6811 ext. 111 or by email at kentg@appletonhousing.org.

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     About the Appleton Housing Authority:

     The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) is the largest provider of affordable housing options in the Appleton area, serving over 900 families per month.  The agency has operated rental housing, homeownership and family self-sufficiency programs along with other key housing-related programs in the Appleton community for over 48 years.     

     The AHA’s non-profit Neighborhood Housing, Inc. (NHI) organization is committed to affordable housing in the Fox Cities, as well as its successful partnership with the Appleton Area School District (AASD), which annually brings students from Appleton East, North and West High Schools together to build a new, affordable home for area families in need of an affordable residence. For more information about the AHA’s history, mission and programs, visit www.appletonhousing.org.      

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