ADVANCING BLACK HOMEOWNERSHIP
HUD-APPROVED CERTIFIED CERTIFICATE COURSE - $99
Certificate Can Be Used Toward FHA-HUD Loans!
Certain City's Down Payment Assistance Programs To Cover Closing Costs!
NOIR BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. is excited to announce the launch of its NOIRBCC EHOME AMERICA HUD CERTIFIED HOMEBUYER PROGRAM AND CERTIFICATE COURSE! This new online platform makes it easier for black and brown families to become homeowners, and it allows the chamber to continue its mission to move black and brown families from renting and redlining to homeownership.
The Chamber’s homebuyer education program is unique in that it a FREE program that “walks with” each client through the entire process towards homeownership. The program begins with identifying which type of homebuyer the client is, followed by connecting them to a credit restoration and repair organization, NOIRBCC eHome America online course, a bank, city’s down payment assistance program, a realtor, an insurance broker, then a financial planner to assist the family plan for its future.
As the country grapples with an affordable housing crisis, there’s an even larger issue of closing the gap in homeownership rates among Black Americans due to redlining and deed-restricted covenants, which made it impossible for Black families to own homes. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the Black homeownership rate has fallen behind; and the gap between Black and white homeownership is now wider than it was more than 50 years ago, right before the 1968 Fair Housing Act was enacted to create equal housing opportunities for minorities, according to a report by the Urban Institute.
In an effort to assist black individuals and families move toward homeownership, Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. created a free eleven step homebuyer education program that supports and guides clients through each of the eleven steps towards homeownership.
WHICH TYPES OF HOMEBUYER ARE YOU?
SECTION 8 RECIPIENT?
[YOU MUST BEEN ON SECTION FOR ATLEAST 1 YEAR]
Must Contact Your Section 8 Representative!
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER | MILLENNIAL | VETERAN | TRADITIONAL HOMEBUYER?
[IF YOU HAVEN’T OWNED A HOUSE IN 3-YEARS]
We Can Assist You!
CONNECTED TO CREDIT RESTORATION PROGRAM
CREDIT SCORE REQUIREMENT
Must Have A FICO Credit Score
TAKE ONLINE HOMEBUYER EDUCATION COURSE
ONLINE NOIRBCC eHOME AMERICA – HUD-APPOVED HOMEBUYER COURSE
HOMEBUYER SHOWS FUNDS AVAILABLE
Must Show $1,500-$2,000 In Savings
HOMEBUYER CONNECTED TO REALTOR
Assess Homebuyer's Housing Needs
REALTOR CONNECTS HOMEBUYER TO MORTGAGE LENDER
Mortgage Lender Gets Loan Preapproved
HOMEBUYER APPLIES TO CITY’S DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
If Program Is Applicable In Your City
REALTOR ASSISTS HOMEBUYER SEARCH FOR HOME
Home Purchase Amount
Mortgage Lender Preapproval Laon Amount + Additional Down Payment Amount
REALTOR CONNECTS HOMEBUYER TO INSURANCE BROKER
Identifies Best Affordable Insurance Policy
HOMEBUYER SELECTS AND MAKES OFFER ON HOME
Realtor Will Facilitate Negotiations
HOMEBUYER'S PURCHASE OFFER IS ACCEPTED
Realtor Oversees Paperwork
REALTOR SETS UP HOME INSPECTIONS
Realtor Ensures House Is In Order
REALTOR SETS CLOSING DATE
Homebuyer and Seller Meet To Sign Documents
HOMEBUYER MEETS REALTOR AT THE HOME
Homebuyer Receives Keys And Is Ready To Move In!
A HUD Certificate is obtained by completing a HUD Certified Homeownership Course, and the certificate can be applied towards different HUD Loans.
Also called Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans—are mortgage loans that are offered by private lenders and insured by the FHA. The FHA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
If you’re considering buying or refinancing a home, learn what a HUD loan is and if it’s an option for you.
What Is a HUD Loan?
HUD loans aren’t actually issued by HUD, nor the FHA. Instead, they’re originated by private lenders approved by HUD, then insured by the FHA against loss.
Alternate name: FHA loan
Acronym: HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), FHA (Federal Housing Administration)
How HUD Loans Work
HUD loans work because they’re insured by the FHA. This protection allows lenders to offer affordable interest rates, accept low down payments, and approve borrowers whose credit may not be perfect.
But insurance comes at a cost. HUD borrowers pay both an upfront mortgage insurance premium (UFMIP) plus a monthly insurance premium that is lumped in with their mortgage payment. The cost of these premiums varies based on the down payment and loan amount. In some cases, this insurance can be canceled after 11 years.
HUD loans can be used to buy or refinance a property, and they’re available for multifamily properties and health care facilities as well. You can also use HUD loans to purchase manufactured housing and mobile homes.
HUD vs. FHA Loans
HUD loans and FHA loans are one and the same. The FHA is part of HUD and is the agency that actually insures these types of mortgage loans.
Qualifying for a Loan
The FHA was originally created to make homeownership more affordable for everyday Americans. As such, HUD loans come with low credit-score requirements (anywhere from 500 to 580), and the minimum down payment is just 3.5%.
At least 500 for 90% loan to value (LTV) financing (a 10% down payment) At least 580 for maximum financing
Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio
43% (although exceptions may be made)