The Homeownership Express Rolls into Flint

[Photo: Regional Director Galvan speaking at the podium with distinguished guests seated to left and right]
HUD's Midwest Regional Director, Joseph P. Galvan, addresses an enthusiastic crowd.

HUD's Homeownership express added to the festive atmosphere at the Mission of Peace Housing Counseling Agency in Flint, Michigan on Saturday June 7. The bus was there to celebrate homeownership month and to kick-off the Genesee County Michigan Tax Reversion Program. Genesee County has promised property and vacant land to Mission of Peace to either rehabilitate or build new homes. Homes will go to low- to moderate-income families/individuals.

Thirty-five families have completed the Mission of Peace Homeownership program and have been approved for homeownership. Many of these families participated in the Saturday program. Housing counselors were one on site to sign up prospective buyers for homeownership classes. Mission of Peace is a HUD-certified counselor that provides both pre- and post-purchase education to future homeowners, along with guidance on foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgages, rental issues, and life skills. Its message: for buyers willing to seek out information and education, homeownership is within reach.

Partners in the Mission of Peace effort include HUD, Genesee County, City of Flint, USDA, Fannie Mae, PMI Group, Flint Area Association of Realtors, Flint Township, Mt. Morris Township, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

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