Neighborhood Housing Non-Profit Seeks to Make Homeownership Possible for More People in the Local Spanish Population
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marketing Officer, Amanda Smith
Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
SALISBURY, MD – August 22, 2019- Homeownership is the dream for many families and Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. hopes to make that a reality for local residents.
Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., SNHS, will host an educational workshop on September 14, 2019 at St. Francis de Sales Church from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This particular 8-hour class is designed for the local Spanish population; complete with a translator and housing professionals that are bilingual. Topics will range from budget and credit counseling, how to get pre-qualified for a loan to working with a realtor.
SNHS Homeownership Services Manager, Kiara Price and SNHS Counseling and Education Manager, Leah Dyson feel that these workshops are a needed service in our community. According to the recent results of NeighborWorks America’s 2019 National Housing and Financial Capability Survey, “minority families, particularly black and Hispanic families, miss out on valuable opportunities to buy homes because they lack the necessary financial planning skills and knowledge to become homeowners.” Dyson also adds, “We have found there is a lack of Spanish speaking housing professionals like bankers, title attorneys and mortgage officers on the shore. Our agency is optimistic in helping to close this opportunity gap by doing our research to find those local businesses and bringing them to one collective location in hopes of creating a more competent and confident homebuyer in the end.”
Attending the workshop is free of charge for the first 25 attendees. Pre-registration is required and can be done in-person at the SNHS Office at 560 Riverside Dr. Suite A102, Salisbury, MD 21801. Non-Spanish speaking homebuyers can participate in the class online through E-Home America or attend one of our other in-person quarterly classes. Interested parties may also call 410.543.4626 for more information.
About Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services
Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service (SNHS) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving targeted neighborhoods and populations in the City of Salisbury Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Its mission is to cultivate sustainable neighborhoods with partnerships and lending that inspires self-reliance, growth and optimism. For more information about SNHS, visit www.salisburynhs.org or call 410.543.4626.