Home Ownership


There’s nothing like the excitement and pride of owning your very own home, and our clients have reason to be proud of what they accomplish.To help them take this important step, we offer education and support. We also offer continuing education and support once you have made that step and already own your home. Here are some of the programs we offer for those looking to purchase a home for the first time or for those who already own their home. 

  Reverse Mortgage - We provide education and assistance to help senior homeowners (age 62 or older) access the equity in their homes to meet challenging financial situations. A reverse mortgage works like a loan against your home that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live there. 

  Post-Purchase Education - Successful home ownership depends on your ability to maintain both the financial and the physical upkeep of your property. Housing Opportunities offers both group classes and one-on-one counseling in budgeting, maintaining good credit, home repair and other important skills to help homeowners succeed.

sun  Budget & Credit Counseling - Our counselors can help create a household budget and evaluate your financial situation. We can give you strategies to increase your income and reduce expenses. We can work with you to help repair your credit and get you on the path of home ownership. 

For more information on any of these programs please contact Director of Housing Counseling, Bonnie Kennedy, at 219-286-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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