Although there are many mortgage assistance programs to help make homeownership more affordable in the San Francisco Bay Area for low-to-moderate income (LMI) families, many prospective homebuyers do not know about them.
Since 1999, ASIAN, Inc.’s Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education Program has assisted over 15,000 LMI persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). As a HUD-approved Local Housing Counseling Agency, we are a pioneer in the development of bilingual workshops and materials for LEP LMI Asian populations.
The primary focus of our First-Time Homebuyer Program is to educate and train our client families, who are primarily from LMI Asian American communities, in the home purchase and financing arenas. Each month, we host bilingual homebuyer education workshops to prepare and certify attendees as mortgage ready. Follow-up one-on-one counseling services ensure the client fully understands the home purchase process and makes informed decisions. Currently, our workshops are offered in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) and Vietnamese.