At the core of our mission is the belief that low- and moderate-income households can achieve and recognize the benefits of long-term homeownership if they enter homeownership through the right doorprepared to make wise, informed decisions for their families.
The Center offers a unique approach to homeownership preparedness and sustainability: using a centralized, managed structure. In its centralized role, the Center provides leadership for key initiatives and partnerships that promote homeownership preparedness and sustainable homeownership.
The Center ensures statewide access to high quality, consistent services by convening the Homeownership Advisors Network, a network of agencies that deliver its homeownership education and foreclosure counseling programs.
Since 1993 we have worked to achieve our mission by empowering the Homeownership Advisors Network through:
Our programs deliver nationally-recognized, high-quality education programs for home buyers, such as our Home Stretch Workshops and home owners. The Center also provides our programs with ongoing training and technical assistance to ensure quality program delivery.
The Minnesota Homeownership Center builds effective partnership between community non-profit organizations, local governments and housing organizations to advance our mission of supporting Minnesota home owners.
In 2012, we provided more than 50 community non-profit organizations across Minnesota with over $1 million in financial support to implement home buyer education, refinance counseling and mortgage support counseling. In addition, the Center conducts more than 2 dozen trainings every year for staff from these same organizations to improve their skills.
The Minnesota Homeownership Center creates and implements statewide outreach initiatives aimed at increasing public awareness of, and access to, our partnerships and programs