If you’re like us, you know Give to the Max Day – the statewide online giving day when Minnesotans showcase our amazing generosity – is upon us.
You may not know that the Minnesota Homeownership Center is participating in Give to the Max Day as part of our effort to make Smart Choices and Vibrant Communities a reality for all Minnesota families. But what does that mean, exactly, and why should you consider us among your giving choices tomorrow?
Smart Choices means homebuyers are empowered with the information they need to buy when they are ready, and on terms that are in their best interest. The Center’s statewide network provides homebuyer education and counseling to help homebuyers understand what they can afford and how they can best prepare for homeownership. Our advisors connect buyers with loan and down payment programs that will be sustainable in the long-term, and provide free, unbiased guidance at every step of the home buying process.
We also know that smart, sustainable homeownership creates Vibrant Communities where everyone thrives. We are working every day to make the proven benefits of homeownership real for everyone: benefits like improved health, better educational outcomes and stronger financial security.
We know you’re getting zillions of emails and tweets asking for your gift, but we hope you’ll consider a small donation to the Minnesota Homeownership Center, and here’s why:
Our counseling and education programs have helped 200,000 households purchase and retain their homes.
- More than half of the delinquent homeowners who work with advisors in the Center’s Advisors Network are able to avoid foreclosure.
- Homebuyer education has been attributed to 30 percent fewer mortgage delinquencies, saving communities and taxpayers money in the long-term.
- Just $25 can fund eight referrals from our ‘mortgage crisis’ phone line
- The benefits of homeownership can alleviate several problems addressed by other nonprofit agencies. Families who own decent and affordable homes report being healthier, safer and more financially secure than their renting counterparts.
We hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about the Center’s work by reading some other blog posts or exploring the resources on our website.
The Center believes the value of homeownership is still strong, and the value of your gift is immeasurable.
Posted on: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014