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 are scheduled for Wednesdays, April 27 and May 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the AHA’s main office, 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton.
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 first-time 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. The AHA also partners with five local lenders which offer reduced closing costs or lower PMI to program participants.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 49 years.
The AHA’s non-profit Neighborhood Housing, Inc. (NHI) organization is committed to affordable housing and the self-sufficiency of families, elderly, veterans and disabled individuals in the Fox Cities. NHI’s successful partnership with the Appleton Area School District (AASD), 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.