Category: home ownership

TRIP & RCHR Program Profile: Mini-Repair

One of the biggest issues for many homeowners is the cost of maintaining one’s home. For low-income families, however, the prohibitive costs can lead to serious health and safety concerns in the home. To address some of these issues, Rensselaer County Housing Resources (RCHR), created the Mini-Repair Program. This program,… Read more »

TRIP & RCHR Program Profile: Homebuyer Incentive Program

Providing first-time homebuyers with opportunities for success is the backbone of the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, and the foundation of the Homebuyer Incentive Program (HIP). HIP funding, administered through the City of Troy, is available to first-time homebuyers with an annual household income at or below 80% of the area… Read more »

HomeOwnership Center Luncheon a Success!

On Thursday, May 17th, the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center hosted its 9th annual HomeOwnership Center Luncheon. This year’s theme was “Homebuying– Now’s the Time, Join the Team.” Attendees included supporters of the HomeOwnership Center, local realtors, and elected officials. Welcoming guests was the Honorable Steve McLaughlin of the 108th NYS Assembly District.… Read more »

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Documents the Benefits of Pre-Purchase Counseling

TRIP & RCHR, our customers, and our supporters know all about the importance of pre-purchase homebuyer counseling, but now the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a study corroborating that knowledge. Released in May, the study written by Jennifer Turnham and Anna Jefferson, sampled 573 individuals… Read more »

Homeownership Done Right

Comprehensive Standards Support “Homeownership Done Right TM“ The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling set criteria so consumers around the country can be confident that the housing counseling they receive from agencies that adopt the standards is high quality, comprehensive, and valuable. These Standards hold local nonprofit housing… Read more »

Success Story, TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

Former TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center (HOC) customer, Cheryl P., recently contacted us to say “thank you” for helping put her on an improved financial path. Cheryl worked closely with HOC Director Bobbi Carter and (former) housing counselor Ryan Hoagland on issues pertaining to her high interest rate mortgage. Cheryl said that… Read more »