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Pre-Purchase Education + Counseling.

Are you interested in buying a home for the first time? Do you have questions about the path to homeownership? We have helped many families purchase their first home with safe and affordable mortgages.


Our program helps prepare potential first-time homebuyers to become mortgage-ready. We offer both individual and group pre-purchase counseling sessions. The topics include:

  • Budget preparation

  • Credit history evaluation

  • Loan packaging

  • Selecting a home

  • Financing your home


The additional costs associated with buying a home can be a barrier for buyers with limited income. For qualified buyers that complete our program, connect you with the resources to access Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance through partnerships with IHDA and the Federal Home Loan Bank. 


Financial Education + Coaching.

Saving money and spending it wisely is important, but many people struggle to manage their finances. With improved financial education, you can accomplish your goals and future plans. 

SCH's 1-on-1 financial counseling and group workshops focus on increasing families’ financial capacity and provides the tools and resources needed to increase their financial health. 

  •  Building credit scores 

  •  Assessing Financial Health 

  •  Increasing savings

  •  Decreasing debt

  •  Credit Counseling

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