Housing counselors are helping county residents get the answers and help they need.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension — Prince William was awarded with a $75,000 grant from the Virginia Housing.
It will be used for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Financial Education and Housing Counseling program and is providing funding for housing counselors, according to a release from Prince William County.
“In addition to the program manager and HUD counselor, we have six other grant staff who support the program,” Cooperative Extension Agent Paige Thacker said in a release. “These funds will cover our grant staff who provide housing counseling for the next two months.”
Previously called the Virginia Housing Development Authority, the Virginia Housing assists those seeking housing or needing financial support.
“Their services are far-reaching and helpful, especially for those who are not comfortable navigating the system as a first-time homebuyer,” Thacker said. “They also help people who are going into foreclosure and need mortgage counseling or rental counseling.”
Housing counselors are available to discuss an array of topics, including problems with housing or rent, foreclosure, establishing saving accounts, managing income and improving credit reports.
To contact the Prince William Financial Education and Housing Counseling program, call 703-792-6287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.