Housing Authority of the County of Kern

Housing Counseling

Our Housing Counseling program offers a wide variety of services including:

Pre-Purchase Home buying Counseling  - held in one-on-one or group counseling sessions. The emphasis is on mortgage readiness, fair housing education, budgeting for a mortgage payment, credit education, money management, and identifying and avoiding predatory lending. Participant must complete 8 – 12 hours of counseling to receive a Homebuyers Certificate of Completion.

Rental Assistance – we counsel clients and assist them with obtaining the information needed to find rent subsidies, access to affordable housing, budgeting for rent payments, education on client and landlords rights, and also by explaining the eviction process.

Financial Literacy – We counsel clients in understanding and utilizing credit, asset building, debt management, budgeting, and understanding basic financial services.

Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Education – Our counseling education will assist clients in keeping the home they purchased by teaching them to make wise decisions when it comes to budgeting and understanding the new homeowner responsibilities, including taxes and insurance, renovations, managing repairs and being a good neighbor.

Services for the Homeless – We assist clients in obtaining information and referrals to an emergency shelter and /or transitional housing.

SERVICES

  • Housing Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Home Buying Counseling Services
  • Homeownership workshops
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Financial Literacy Workshops

Housing Counseling Brochure

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