Housing

Dedicated to building thriving communities.

We are dedicated to building thriving communities through strong economic infrastructure. Our housing programs offer families long-term, sustainable solutions that focus on building assets through savings and homeownership. Our wealth accumulation services include financial literacy education, budgeting, credit counseling, homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and loan modification.

 

Program Overview

First-Time Homebuyers Workshop (FTHW). The Homeownership education workshop provides comprehensive housing counseling for first-time homebuyers. The monthly workshop is an 8-hour course that provides information on the steps to homeownership including budgeting and credit, predatory lending, the lending process, searching for a home and maintaining the home.  

The Urban League of Broward County is a HUD-approved agency.


Program Benefits

  • Understanding the homeownership process
  • Learning about available community resources
  • Course Certification

Program Funders

The Urban League of Broward County's First-time Homebuyers Workshop program is funded by:

  • Bank of America
  • Fannie Mae
  • Foreclosure Counseling Program
  • Freddie Mac
  • HUD
  • National Urban League
  • Wells Fargo

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the First-time Homebuyers Program and how to get involved, click here

 

Program Overview 

Homeownership Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention provides comprehensive housing counseling for first-time homebuyers and individuals facing foreclosure. Debt reduction counseling and monthly workshops that are required prior to purchasing a home are provided as well as grant/loan application assistance. Our First-Time Homebuyer Workshop helps qualified low and moderate-income residents in Broward County realize the dream of homeownership.

  • First Time Homebuyer Workshop (FTHW) is an 8 hour course held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  FTHW provides information on the steps to homeownership including budgeting & credit, predatory lending, the lending process, searching and maintaining the home. Visit the Urban League's event calendar here to register. 
     
  • Foreclosure Prevention & Loan Modification -  works with the Freddie Mac Help Center to help homeowners who are facing mortgage foreclosure. Discuss your situation with one of our HUD-approved counselors.  It’s FREE and it’s confidential. See Save Your Money Section Below or  make an appointment to meet with one of our counselors today!

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Did you know?

Florida has the third highest foreclosure inventory out of approximately 549,000 homes in foreclosure in the United States.


Save your home today!

  • Are you experiencing financial hardship?
  • Have you fallen behind on your mortgage payments?
  • Do you owe more than your home is worth?
  • Are you in danger of foreclosure?
  • Are you worried about losing your home?

Our team believes in second chances. The Urban League of Broward County is here to alleviate the burden and stress of possibly losing your home.  We are in this together. 

Our services include:

  • Foreclosure prevention assistance
  • Mortgage loan modification
  • Financial assistance
  • Financial education and counseling
  • Additional resources
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Call us today at 954-584-0777 to schedule your appointment with an HUD-approved counselor.

The Foreclosure Prevention Program is offered through the Urban League of Broward County's Center for Asset Building. The center also provides comprehensive housing counseling for individuals facing foreclosure and debt reduction counseling, financial literacy workshops, budget & credit counseling, grant/loan application assistance. For more information, please call 954-584-0777.

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Additional Housing Tools and Resources

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Borrower Help Center/Network Online Fact Sheet 

Freddiemac.com/singlefamily/housingpros 

Directory of Borrower Help Centers and Network 

Freddiemac.com/mortgage_help

Program Overview

Individual Development Account (I.D.A.) Program is designed to increase knowledge and wealth in the low-income community by providing a 2:1 match savings program that will allow you to either purchase your first home, continue post-secondary education or establish a small business. Quarterly financial literacy workshops are held to encourage good budgeting and savings techniques. To learn more about IDA, register to attend an upcoming IDA Orientation here.


Program Benefits

  • 2:1 match for a first-time home purchase
  • 8:1 match for post-secondary education
  • 4:1 match to establish a small business

Program Funders

The Urban League of Broward County's First-time Homebuyers Workshop program is funded by:

  • Broward County
  • United Way of Broward County

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the Individual Development Account Program and how to get involved, click here

Program Overview

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) The program is designed to move homeless veterans in crisis to a stable housing environment. Primary services include case management, resource identification and referral and stable housing placement. Do you or a loved one need assistance with housing? Contact an SSVF Coordinator today!  

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Program Benefits

  • Budgeting and financial literacy
  • Resume writing / Employable skills
  • Gas cards
  • Bus passes
  • Case management service

Sponsored In Part By

The Urban League of Broward County's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program is funded by:

  • Department of Veteran Affairs 
  • Missions United
  • United Way of Broward County

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the Individual Development Account Program and how to get involved, click here

Have a question about our Housing Programs?

Contact the Urban League at 954.584.0777.