$11,000 in Forgivable Grants Available to Help with Down Payment and Closing Costs to Purchase a Home

Note: This event applies to the entire City of Whitewater whether located in Jefferson or Walworth County.  This particular seminar will be conducted in Spanish.

RoxAnne Witte of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium announced today that there is money available to assist those seeking to purchase a home, purchase a bigger home, or downsize to a smaller home in Jefferson/Dodge/Walworth/Washington/Ozaukee/Waukesha Counties. These down payment assistance grants are available to qualified buyers in all communities in Jefferson County. Seminars for this program are being held on a monthly basis at the UW Extension/Workforce Development Building in Jefferson. The seminar for August will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:30 – 9:30 pm and will be held in Spanish.

“Our goal is to help families buy homes and be successful homeowners,” said Roxanne. “The complexity of the home buying process should not be a barrier to families.  Our homebuyer education program is the first step and maybe the most important step, which a family can take to achieve the dream of homeownership.”

She went on to say that buying a home is generally the single largest purchase and financial commitment a person makes in their lifetime.  The program offers potential/current owners with education on the purchasing process and the many requirements associated with home ownership.  These include maintenance, insurance, taxes and event how to budget for your household.  In addition the seminar will cover topics on how to determine your readiness for home buying; the roles of the lender, real estate agent, insurance agent and home inspection; and most important – what grant assistance may be available to help with down payment and closing costs and required repairs.

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium’s homebuyer education program is designed to be results oriented and tailored to meet the participant’s needs, no matter what phase of home buying process they are in or how long it will take for them to be ready to buy a home. Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of the home buying process while at the same time finding local resources to help them achieve their goal.

For more information on the program and to see if you would qualify for these grants or to register for the August 21, 2019 seminar, please contact RoxAnne at 920-674-8711 or roxannew@jeffersoncountywi.gov. You may also register online at www.jeffersoncountyhomebuyer.com.

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