The public is invited to attend a free housing fair and financial wellness clinic to learn about various programs available for down payment assistance, owner-occupied rehabilitation, mortgage products, strategies to avoid foreclosure, and to learn about the Fair Housing Act and individual rights and responsibilities.
The 2019 Housing Fair – hosted by Flagler County, the City of Palm Coast, Flagler County Association of Realtors, and the Mid-Florida Housing Partnership – will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The fair happens annually during Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act was approved more than 50 years ago.
“SHIP (State Housing Initiatives Partnerships) Program provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable home ownership and multi-family housing for lower income residents. Flagler County SHIP offers down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers, and home repair and foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners,” said Flagler County SHIP Administrator Ralston Reodica.
Potential homebuyers can learn about the home buying process, evaluate their mortgage readiness and learn about new mortgage loan products.
Information will be presented to homeowners about refinance opportunities, owner-occupied rehab programs and foreclosure avoidance strategies.
Credit counseling will be provided by HUD Housing Counselors. Everyone is invited to get a free credit report, compliments of Fifth-Third Bank and Homebridge financial services.
Additionally, representatives from Palm Coast, Flagler County, the Flagler County Association of Realtors, area mortgage lenders and other housing professionals will provide information and answer questions.
For additional information, please contact Lydia Gregg at the Mid-Florida Housing Partnership at 386-274-4441, extension 304, or at [email protected]