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Mon, Oct 02

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Dimond Center Hotel

Pathways Home: Train the Trainer

Training participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities.

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Pathways Home: Train the Trainer
Pathways Home: Train the Trainer

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2023, 8:30 AM AKDT – Oct 06, 2023, 4:30 PM AKDT

Dimond Center Hotel, 700 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515, USA

About the event

Overview 

Participants of this five (5) day in-personworkshop will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program that is designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on becoming successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities. Participants will learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them. Areas covered in this curriculum include: understanding the mortgage loan process; how to prepare a family budget; how to improve credit profiles; how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending; foreclosure prevention strategies; and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase. Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and bring culturally relevant teaching techniques to the classroom.

Trainer 

Cielo Gibson has been working with 1937 Act and NAHASDA housing programs for over 20 years. Her work includes development of homeownership programs and policies for numerous tribes. As a professional trainer and administrator of NAHASDA programs, Ms. Gibson has extensive experience with Indian Housing throughout the United States and Alaska. Anna Lawrence has been teaching Pathways Home for over 20 years. Anna has provided consulting services to Native Entities in the United States and her wheelhouse of knowledge includes the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Low Rent programs, Lease with Option to Purchase programs and grants management.

Who should attend? 

Occupancy Staff, Housing Staff, Collections Staff, Resident Counselors, Home Buyer Educators, Tribal Council Members, Board of Commissioner Members.

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