The Neighborhood Counseling Services Program provides comprehensive housing counseling to renters, homeowners, potential homeowners and families. Services include:
Pre-Purchase Counseling - 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 call (337) 291-5450 for more information.
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, please call (337) 291-5450 for more information.
Renter's Counseling - Support is provided through locating available rental housing and assisting with landlord/ tenant problems. If you are interested in rental counseling, please call (337) 291-5450 for more information.
Homeless Counseling - 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 call (337) 291-5450 for more information.
Post-Purchase Counseling - 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 call (337) 291-5450 for more information.
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.
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