10 Things Your Faith Community Can Do To Encourage Homeownership

1. Speak Out About the Benefits of Homeownership

10 Things to Encourage Homeownership


  1. Speak Out About the Benefits of Homeownership
  2. Create Partnerships to Educate Potential Homebuyers
  3. Encourage Families to Save for a Downpayment
  4. Help Families Improve Their Credit Rating
  5. Teach Young People about Financial Responsibility
  6. Hold an Open House for Homeownership
  7. Put Your Faith to Work with Hammer and Nails
  8. Encourage Professionals in Your Faith Community to Mentor Families
  9. Help Your Neighbor by Going the "Extra Mile"
  10. Help Homeowners Keep Their Homes

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.


Content Archived: April 9, 2010