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    Programs that help people who want to purchase a home evaluate their readiness for homeownership, shop for housing that meets their needs, resolve potential credit problems, analyze specific home purchase offers, obtain a mortgage loan with advantageous interest rates and an affordable monthly payment, and complete the paperwork to close the loan and complete the sale. Also included are programs that provide assistance for people who want to refinance a home.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Counseling ServicesOffers home buyer counseling to anyone who is buying a house for the first time or wants to get re-educated after a few years.FranklinHOME BUYER COUNSELINGFRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HOUSING COUNCIL
    Counseling ServicesRCHR offers housing counseling services free of charge for purchase, default, foreclosure prevention and mortgage counseling.RensselaerHOUSING COUNSELINGRENSSELAER COUNTY HOUSING RESOURCES (RCHR)
    Counseling ServicesThe Counseling Services Program is tailored to the needs of each customer as they actively work toward individually established goals to improve their financial hurdles to home ownership. Customers meet for at least one hour each month with a Homeowner Counselor. A six-hour home buyer education class detailing the process of purchasing and owning a home is taught once a month. There is one-on-one assistance in filing out forms required to apply for the program and mortgages. Assessments of individual financial management strengths and needs, and individualized assistance in setting and achieving goals in order to successfully qualify for a mortgage are provided. Credit reports are reviewed and clients are taught how to read and understand them. Pre-home ownership and post-home ownership counseling, credit counseling, debt counseling, budgeting, mortgage counseling, how to save, post-home ownership budgeting, savings counseling and mortgage management are available.SchenectadyPRE AND POST HOME OWNERSHIP COUNSELINGCOMMUNITY LAND TRUST OF SCHENECTADY
    Education/Prevention ServicesOffers one-on-one pre-purchase housing counseling to assist potential homebuyers through the entire process. This includes credit counseling, credit repair, connecting with a real estate agent, finding the right lawyer, securing the best mortgage product, applying for any appropriate grant programs and post-purchase follow-up. Also offers three 2-hour pre-purchase education sessions focusing on readiness to purchase, the purchase process and what it means to be a homeowner.SchenectadyPRE-PURCHASE HOUSING EDUCATION AND COUNSELINGBETTER NEIGHBORHOODS
    Housing ServicesOffers low and moderate income first-time home buyers assistance with home buying counseling, down payment, closing costs, etc.EssexFIRST-TIME HOME BUYER PROGRAMHOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF ESSEX COUNTY
    Housing ServicesCMHDC provides home owner counseling for first time home buyers and credit counseling for all home owners. GreeneHOME BUYER AND CREDIT COUNSELINGCATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Housing ServicesHelps low and moderate income families with home buying assistance, through counseling, down payment, closing costs, etc.EssexHOME BUYER PROGRAMADIRONDACK COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST
    Housing ServicesThe HOME Home Buyer Program provides down payment assistance to eligible first time homebuyers in Schoharie County, as well as home ownership counseling and foreclosure prevention. (HOMEBUYER DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE CURRENTLY HAS NO FUNDING) SchoharieHOME HOMEBUYER PROGRAMSCHOHARIE COUNTY RURAL PRESERVATION CORPORATION
    Housing ServicesValley Rural Housing offers pre-purchase, delinquency-default, budget and credit counseling as well as maintenance education and mortgage application assistance. MontgomeryHOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELINGVALLEY RURAL HOUSING CORPORATION
    Housing ServicesProvides home purchase counseling, geared towards first-time home buyers, along with home rehabilitation services for low income individuals who need to make repairs for health, safety, or accessibility reasons, and foreclosure prevention counseling for those struggling to maintain current mortgage payments.ClintonHOUSING OPTIONSFRIENDS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
    Housing ServicesThe Housing programs help people with a variety of housing goals and needs. For some clients, keeping their home and avoiding foreclosure is a challenge. We can help via our foreclosure prevention counseling, where we look for programs that help people keep their homes. Others may be preparing to buy a home for the first time, and we can help them too with our pre-purchase counseling and Essentials for Buying your First Home program. We also offer reverse mortgage counseling, rental counseling, and a few other services, programs, and educational opportunities.HOUSING PROGRAMSMONEY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING
    Housing ServicesThe Albany County Rural Housing alliance (ACRHA) is a HUD approved Housing Counseling agency. Counseling services are free of charge and available to anyone, regardless of location or income level. AlbanyHUD CERTIFIED HOUSING COUNSELING AGENCYALBANY COUNTY RURAL HOUSING ALLIANCE (ACRHA)
    Housing ServicesTRIP offers pre and post purchase housing and financial programs and services to assist first time home-buyers and current homeowners to be successful over the long term. Services include individual housing and financial counseling, home-buyer education classes, foreclosure prevention services, landlord training, home repairs, and more.RensselaerTRIP HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTERTROY REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TRIP)
    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHUD backs mortgages made through approved lenders sells foreclosed homes hosts seminars funds counseling for first-time buyers done through various New York City and Long Island housing agencies and offers literature on home buying.UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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