Home Ownership

First-Time Homebuyer Workshops

The goal of these workshops is to provide homeowners with a strong foundation of knowledge before they begin the home purchase process. Prospective homeowners receive comprehensive information from experts about mortgage lending, credit and budgeting, real estate, home inspections, and available sources to help with down payment and closing costs. Each participant receives a packet of information, which includes an application for one-on-one counseling offered by MAUSA’s certified housing counselors.

Click here to register for a First-Time Homebuyer Workshop.

These workshops begin at 5:30pm. All dates are Thursdays.

2018 First-Time Homebuyer Workshop schedule:

January 11, 18 & 25
February 15 & 22
March 1, 8, 15 & 29
April 12, 19 & 26
May 10, 17 & 31
June 14, 21 & 28
July 12, 19 & 26
August 9, 16 & 30
September 13, 20 & 27
October 11, 18 & 25
November 8, 15 & 29
December 6 & 13

For more information, contact us at 215-844-6021 or email dfrisby@mtairyusa.org.

First Time Home Buyers’ One-On-One Counseling

Mt. Airy USA’s counselors work one-on-one with clients to walk them methodically through the home purchase process and find a loan product that meets their financial position. During these 4-hour sessions, clients learn how to manage and build credit, create and use and individualized budget, and negotiate the intricacies of financing, mortgages, and home maintenance, the importance of a home inspection and what down payment assistance grants and loans that they maybe the eligible for. After the meeting, clients receive necessary counseling certificates that are required for various assistance programs. Mt. Airy USA also does pre-closing education through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Post Purchase Counseling

Maintaining a home is a big responsibility. Mt. Airy USA’s housing team helps educate existing homeowners by providing home maintenance workshops, one-on-one counseling for home repair loan or grants and counseling sessions focused on repairing credit and developing household budgets.

Home Improvement and Energy Workshops

These workshops inform homeowners about sources for home improvement loans, minor home repairs, energy savings, recycling, fire prevention and other safety tips. Participants gather on Saturday mornings several times a year to share lunch and learn low-cost home repairs and energy tips presented by representatives from city agencies, utility companies, and energy experts. Participants usually receive energy saving light bulbs and/or recycling bins.

We will post additional 2018 workshop dates soon.



If you are a realtor, contractor, home inspector, financial representative, or someone else who works in the business of buying and maintaining a home and you would like to be a part of our award-winning housing counseling workshops, please contact Aggie Edwards for more on how to present: 215-844-6021 ext.217 / aedwards@mtairyusa.org.

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