Programs and Services
Home Buyers Program
Thanks to BAND’s housing partnerships with The City of Hollywood, The City of Plantation, The City of Sunrise and Broward County, you can now realize your dream of homeownership. Through our public-private partnerships BAND receives funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The funding, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), can be used “to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight.”
Potential buyers may receive up to $40,000 in down payment assistance to purchase a newly-renovated home. You do NOT need to be a first-time home buyer to qualify! Homes are available in select areas throughout Broward County. To learn more about the Home Buyers Program register to participate in the next available Home Ownership Orientation Workshop.
Home Ownership Orientation Workshop
Your first step on the path to homeownership! This is a free, one (1) hour session held to provide:
- An overview of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) eligibility
- An overview of the steps to homeownership
- An overview of what you will learn in the Homebuyer Education Course (8 hour course); and
- How we can help you get started on the path to homeownership
Contact us today to register for the next BAND Home Ownership Orientation Workshop!
Home Buyer Education and Counseling
Homebuyer Education and Counceling is a big part of what BAND is all about. Through our collaborative partnerships with Housing Foundation of America, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHS), and Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), the home buying process for you will be made easier. The prospective homebuyers will learn about the home buying process and the responsibilities of homeownership. They will also participate in one-on-one counseling sessions to help resolve credit related issues for the purpose of setting a strategy for mortgage loan approval. Our Homebuyer Education and Counseling classes are conducted by HUD certified housing counseling agencies. The housing counselor will assist you through the entire home buying experience. Is this your dream home, available homes?
Post Purchase Workshops
BAND will be there for you after you buy your home. BAND, with its housing counseling agency partners (Housing Foundation of America, H.O.M.E.S. Inc., Urban League of Broward County) offer post-purchase counseling and workshops to sharpen your skills and provide support so you can successfully maintain ownership.
Our post-purchase workshops (called "You’re a Homeowner Now.") include information on:
- creating and maintaining a realistic budget
- seasonal home maintenance and home repair
- homeownership responsibilities and warranties
- what is homestead and filing requirements and process
- avoiding home improvement scams
- how to avoid credit problems and foreclosure
In addition, those who attend the post-purchase workshops receive a Home Depot $450.00 gift card as a house warming gift.
Interested in renting? BAND member organizations have high quality affordable rental housing available. BC Community Land Trust and Urban League of Broward County provide rental housing for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The rental properties are located in select areas of Broward County. Individuals interested in becoming a tenant should view available rental properties and then contact BC Community Land Trust or Urban League of Broward County for additional information.