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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Manatee County is a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified agency and offers counseling and education for home buyers and homeowners.
Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention
Catholic Charities offers free Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention services that can assist you in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit report, buying or refinancing a home, or working with your lender in a default loan situation. Catholic Charities Housing Counseling and
Foreclosure Prevention services can help you understand and improve your credit report, develop a budget, understand your options to refinance, and prevent foreclosure.
Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention services are free and confidential. Please call Catholic Charities to schedule an appointment with a NCHEC Certified Housing Counselor.
Home Buyer Education Workshop
Catholic Charities offers the Home Buyer Education Workshop which is free and available monthly in English and Spanish. Four Topics are discussed in the class:
- Steps To Successful Homeownership
- Winning Credit History/Shopping for a Loan
- Shopping for a Home/Choosing a Realtor
- HOME – Home Ownership Means Earned Responsibility
Participants in the class are eligible for assistance from Manatee and Sarasota counties bond and/or grant programs for the down payment and closing costs. Many lenders now require homebuyer education as an underwriting requirement. Participants must register for the class and ensure that the scheduled class is in the appropriate language. Please call Catholic Charities to register for the Home Buyer Education Workshop.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF VENICE, INC. SERVES ALL IN NEED REGARDLESS OF RACE, NATIONALITY OR CREED.