Help & Assistance
Our HUD Certified Housing and Financial Counselors are foreclosure prevention advocates that can obtain financial assistance and/or negotiate with your servicer for an affordable mortgage solution.
We help you gain the tools and knowledge you need to be a successful long-term homeowner prepared for financial emergencies and necessary home repairs.
Our highly experienced counselors will work to ensure that you are financially ready for homeownership.
Property Tax Counseling
We assist homeowners who are unable to pay, or are delinquent on, their property taxes, by seeking options to help you bring property taxes current, establish an affordable payment plan or other solutions.
Rental Counseling & Assistance
We support those struggling to pay rent and help reduce and prevent evictions through our counseling and assistance services.
Senior Property Tax Loan
Our Senior Property Tax Loan Program provides loans to homeowners age 55 and older to help them pay delinquent property taxes and avoid foreclosure.
0% Interest Small Dollar Loan
Our small dollar loans give you the ability to take a small personal loan for your most important expenses without needing to turn to payday lenders.
We offer transition counseling to help individuals who need assistance transitioning from homeownership to other types of housing.
Our FREE HUD-approved homebuyer education class can teach you the important basics of the home buying process. We will provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to secure an affordable mortgage and buy the right house for you.View Details
Aging in Place: Know Your Housing Options
Our FREE Aging in Place: Know Your Housing Options course will help you assess the home for safety, accessibility, and affordability; explore ways to use home equity to stay at home; and discover housing options.View Details
Post-Purchase Education: Know After You Buy
Our FREE Post-Purchase course is designed to provide new homeowners with the information they need to maintain and protect their home.View Details
Home Seller Education: Know Before You Sell
Our FREE Home Seller course is designed to help sellers know what they need to know before selling to maximize their profits and avoid pitfalls.View Details
New Construction Education: Know Before You Build
Our FREE New Construction course is designed to help home buyers understand the basics of the home building process.View Details
Weighing the Costs of Living Options as an Older Adult
It’s natural for time to sneak up on you, especially when you reach your retirement years and beyond. As your wants and needs evolve with time, you may want to reevaluate your living arrangements. You may have been planning to move somewhere new for quite a while or, on the flip side, have just begun noticing how big your home feels after your children have moved out. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of living options you can consider for your next chapter in life.Read More
Pet Friendly Senior Living: What Questions Should I Ask?
In the United States, just over half of people ages 50 and older live with at least one pet, and studies have shown that companionship was the most common reason for owning a pet. Experiencing this bond with a pet can be a value that shapes an older adult’s choices, preferences and environment as they experience changes associated with aging. But if a time comes to transition to assisted living, how can you maintain that important bond with your pet?Read More
Affordable and Accessible Housing Policy
Tune into an up-to-date virtual discussion on affordable and accessible housing for older adults in our communities, presented in partnership with the Elder Justice Coalition. This webinar provided an overview of challenges, strategies and recommendations to support older adults as they age in place. Linda Couch, Vice President of Housing Policy at LeadingAge, discusses federal housing policy as a public health strategy to allow older adults to stay in their homes. She is joined by professionals from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People to examine housing issues and challenges for older adults, and how organizations can use local and federal funding to sustain staffing and provide services to reach at-risk homeowners.Watch
How to Organize Your Finances as a New Retiree
If you’ve finally reached retirement, congratulations! This is yet another chapter in life you must learn to navigate, as you’ll suddenly have much more time to spend with your personal interests. This could mean you dive deep into a hobby, plan to travel more or find a new part-time job to stay active. Whatever your path may be, you’ll want to make sure you keep your finances organized during your retirement years to remain comfortable and continue pursuing your goals.Read More
Secondary Caregiving: Providing Care to a Loved One in Assisted Living
When we transition a loved one to an assisted living facility, it may feel as if our role as a caregiver has ended. However, most caregivers who move a loved one into assisted living instead experience a change in their caregiving role rather than an end to this role entirely. With this change can come new responsibilities and sources of stress.Read More