Home Preservation Strategies Meeting
The Neighborhood Counseling Services Program provides comprehensive housing counseling to renters, homeowners, potential homeowners and families. Services include:
Prospective homebuyers are provided a one-on-one session to help assess their financial profile, credit analysis and overall purchase readiness. Various loan options and mortgages are reviewed. If you are interested in pre-purchase counseling, please click here to download the documents.
Default/Delinquent Mortgage Counseling
Homeowners experiencing late payments, income changes, and/ or foreclosures are provided options for home retention. If you are interested in default/delinquency mortgage counseling counseling, please click here to download the documents.
Support is provided through locating available rental housing and assisting with landlord/ tenant problems. If you are interested in rental counseling, please click here to download the documents.
Individuals and families are counseled and referred to shelters , social service agencies and/ or housing related programs. If you are interested in homeless counseling, please click here to download the documents.
Support and information is provided for homeowners needing help with issues that may arise after the home is purchased. If you are interested in post-purchase counseling, please click here to download the documents.
Bring or mail all completed documents to 111 Shirley Picard Drive, Lafayette, LA. 70501
Homeownership Training Workshop
Potential homeowners and renters interested in purchasing a home will learn fundamentals of the home buying process. Certificates are issued upon completion.
Home Maintenance Workshop
Participants learn the key elements in exterior maintenance, interior cleanliness, and minor plumbing repairs. Energy star and green products are promoted.
Financial Literacy/Budget and Credit Workshop
Tips on how to budget, understand credit reports, manage finances, credit recovery and payment schedules are offered as ways to enhance basic money management skills.
Information and Referrals
Clients are provided information and referrals to other social service agencies when their needs are not being met.
Housing Discrimination Complaint Hotline
Persons who feel they have been discriminated against in a housing transaction due to: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Handicap, or Familial Status, may contact the Discrimination Complaint Hotline at (337) 291-5451.
Click here for the 2013 Educational Schedule
||For more information call (337) 291-5450
All services are free and available to the public.