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For us to help you, we need to know which of the services that we offer that you would like to know more about. Please read the descriptions of the programs and services we offer below, and then select the ones you’re interested in and then we can get started crafting a custom plan just for you!

 Pre-purchase Homebuyers

We are a proud HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency and Adopter of the National Industry Standards offering Advisement and Group Workshops for Homebuyers and Homeowners. As funding permits, we also administer State & Federally funded grant programs for down payment/closing cost assistance and repairs. ***THIS IS WHERE YOU START IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR GRANTS WITH OUR ASSISTANCE AND/OR TAKE HOMEBUYERS EDUCATION***


    
I would like to take the first step to purchase my own home.


 Financial Coaching

Our financial coaches will help you develop and maintain healthy financial habits. Here we will go over your financial goals and together determine the steps involved in reaching them. Areas reviewed during a coaching session include (but are not limited to) financial goals, savings, debt, spending plans, and credit. You will walk away with a personalized action plan with the next steps in reaching your goals.


    
I would like help with: credit, debt, savings, and/or other goals and financial programs.


 Programs for Existing Homeowners

As a homeowner, one of your financial goals is to maintain the wealth you are creating through ownership. Several ways to protect it include home repairs and energy efficiency that preserve your investment and make your home more comfortable; training to become a landlord with active property management skills that attract good tenants; and when life throws a curve ball, knowledge of options to help protect your home from mortgage delinquency and foreclosure.


    
I am behind on my mortgage/ I am afraid of falling behind on my mortgage.


    
My home is in need of health and safety repairs. To qualify for the AHC Program you must meet the following criteria: • Must own the property to be repaired in Rensselaer County and occupy it as a primary residence. • Household income must be no more that 112% of HUD’s “Low” Area Median Income (see income chart). • Household must not have more than $15,000 in liquid assets. • Property taxes & Homeowners Insurance must be paid-to-date and, if applicable, Mortgage must be current. • The property must be a residential single-family home and must be on a permanent foundation.


 Education

We are a proud HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency and Adopter of the National Industry Standards offering Advisement and Group Workshops for Homebuyers and Homeowners. As funding permits, we also administer State & Federally funded grant programs for down payment/closing cost assistance and repairs.


    
I would like to take online Home Buyer Education with a 3rd party. I acknowledge I still need a need on one appointment with a HUD counselor from TRIP to get Homebuyers Education certificate.


 Courses and Classes

We offer many informative courses that can help you reach your goals.


    
I would like to register for a course.



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