WHO: University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) and Real Estate Education and Community Housing, Inc. (R.E.A.C.H.)
WHAT: Eight-hourHomebuying Education Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33613
DETAILS: This free in-person, eight-hour workshop, facilitated by Real Estate Education and Community Housing (R.E.A.C.H.) faculty, will prepare future homebuyers for a home purchase.Some topics to be covered will include: qualifying for a mortgage, understanding credit, the lending process, inspections and home insurance, budgeting, fair housing and how rights and responsibilities of ownership differ from those of renting.
Limited seats are available and pre-registration is required. Visit www.reach4housing.org to register. Lunch will be included. Please note that this event is not appropriate for children and daycare is not provided.
Jim Caramello, University Area CDC director of real estate, says, “Purchasing a home is a big decision, especially for first-time homebuyers. Participants who complete this course will be better prepared for what to expect during the purchase transaction, learn about the ongoing responsibilities of owning a home and receive information on numerous financial perks, including down-payment assistance. Increasing the rate of homeownership in the University Area community is a significant component of our Neighborhood Transformation Strategy. Partnerships with organizations like R.E.A.C.H., who provide these homebuyer education classes at no cost, are a great fit for UACDC to equip our residents with the needed knowledge and support to achieve the dream of homeownership.”
Sponsors include PNC Bank, University Area CDC and R.E.A.C.H. Three additional workshops will be offered in 2023; dates to be announced.
Serving the community for 23 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through holistic programming, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of at-risk neighborhoods in the Uptown/University area, surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visiting www.uacdc.org.