1st Choice Credit Union is a HUD approved intermediary Home Counseling Agency committed to increasing homeownership, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals/families; particularly among minorities.
We are also a preferred counseling agencies with relationships with several community partners who offer special down-payment assistance for; anyone in the general public, people with disabilities, as well as individuals working in select industries:
- Health Care
- Law Enforcement
Understanding the home buying process can be a challenging experience for a first time homebuyer. Purchasing a home is one of the most valuable investments a family will ever make. However; being more informed prior to making that purchase, typically eases the home buying experience and ultimately strengthens the borrower’s ability to obtain and maintain their American Dream of homeownership.
Homebuyer Education Workshops
Homebuyer Education Workshops – a secret weapon for first-time buyers as one of the most valuable aspects towards homeownership with a HUD – Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Among the topics covered are essentials of budgeting and credit, shopping for a mortgage, inspections, insurance, working with the best real estate professional for you and the closing process.
One-On-One Financial Counseling – getting sound advice through an interactive and confidential way of learning the basics of money management, budgeting, credit, debt reduction, and creating lifelong habits to reaching realistic financial or housing goals. Our counselors will help you assess where you are, develop a collaborative action plan, and evaluate your progress by measuring improvements over time.
2020 Home Buyer Workshop Schedule 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location – On The Rise Financial Center – 810 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
There is a $40 Fee per person due at time of registration (only 1 Free Guest from same household allowed).
Refunds are only allowed up to 7 days prior to the Workshop – Eventbrite fee is nonrefundable.
Notice: Due to limited space and seating, no children are allowed and pre-registration is recommended for all adults.
By completing our program: one homebuyer education workshop and a series of one-on-one counseling sessions, you will be prepared to apply for down payment funding offered by our community partners:
- Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Dream: up to $20,000
- DeKalb County Community Development Center up to $8,000
- Invest Atlanta/ADA: up to $45,000
You do not have to be a member of the credit union to take advantage of these services.