—First American Title to host inaugural workshop in series created by NAGLREP and the non-profit Housing Opportunities Collaborative—
“First American is a strong advocate for home buyer education and have worked closely with NAGLREP to reach out to the LGBT community,” said
The free workshop on
"In a 2015 survey of LGBT home buyers and sellers, 51 percent of millennials indicated they have little to no knowledge about the home buying process,” said
The full calendar of free online home buyer education workshops will be announced in
“Historical data shows that homeownership is the best way and sometimes the only way for many to build financial wealth. Still many individuals are not aware of the benefits of homeownership and are turned off by the home buying process,” said Vino Pajanor, president and CEO of the HOC. “Through the VCN Workshops, we intend to leverage professionals’ expertise, eliminate the barriers to access homeownership education, and dispel myths regarding the home buying process.”
The Housing Opportunities Collaborative (HOC) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt HUD approved counseling intermediary, established in 2005 by a coalition of HUD approved housing counseling and fair housing agencies, other housing related nonprofit organizations, business organizations, and government agencies that support all aspects of housing rights and responsibilities. It was created to serve as an information clearinghouse by consolidating housing and related information, making it easily accessible to the public and partners. To improve the delivery of services to the community, the HOC developed the Virtual Counselor Network (VCN) in 2013 to digitally connect social services agencies and partner organizations to the community using the power of technology. HOC through its collaborative partnerships has assisted to date more than 30,000 individuals on various topics, namely, home buying, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage, financial coaching, credit and debt management, tax preparation, tenant-landlord education, and fair housing. For more information about HOC checkout www.HousingCollaborative.org and for more information about VCN checkout www.VirtualCounselorNetwork.org.