Participants in our 12-hour homeownership education workshops, work towards the American Dream of home ownership, gaining knowledge of the home buying process through the workshops, one-on-one counseling and follow-up. We help demystify the home buying process, and develop savings, investment, and wealth building behaviors that last a lifetime.
Financial Management Services
Consumers receive education about the importance of savings, the effects of credit on everyday life, and building assets to achieve financial security. Consumers also receive education on predatory lending in regards to credit cards, payday cash advance companies, and car and mortgage loans.
Fair Housing Center
The Center ensures equal access to housing for all through education and outreach, investigation of fair housing complaints, and direct assistance to ensure compliance.
Foreclosure Prevention Services
Foreclosure prevention services help homeowners learn about resources and alternatives to foreclosure. Counselors negotiate best possible solutions for homeowners; reducing vacant homes and foreclosures in the community.
Individual Development Account (IDA) Services
IDA's are dedicated, matched savings accounts that can be used to invest in homeownership, education, micro business start-up or expansion. Target population households are 200% or below the median poverty level. IDA's give people hope and hope gives people the incentive to make the decisions that produce long-term positive changes.
The Omaha Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition advances financial empowerment, asset development and community prosperity for low to moderate income families through quality volunteer tax return preparation, community partnerships, and strategies to improve savings.