10 Things Your Faith Community Can Do To Encourage Homeownership
1. Speak Out About the Benefits of Homeownership
Faith leaders are influential voices in their communities.
Be a trumpet for the wealth building, family nurturing and community
improving aspects of homeownership. Help your members see the possibility,
overcome their apprehensions and realize their dream.
- Dreams are fueled by faith. By inspiring faith, we create fertile
ground for dreams to grow.
- Homeownership requires a planned, disciplined course of financial
action. Teaching and reinforcing the basic lessons of financial
stewardship develops necessary tools for successfully reaching
one's goals. See how several faith-based organizations move in
this direction. Visit these web sites (www.crown.org) to learn more.
- Invite successful homebuyers from your organization and others
to talk about how they succeeded. Hearing firsthand accounts of
success from those who have been in similar situations is a powerful
tool of inspiration.