What is Finding HOME?
Finding HOME is a free financial education program offered through the Marine Credit Union Foundation for individuals with barriers to homeownership. This 12-18 month program helps these individuals navigate the world of finance to improve their situation and find a place to call home. After successful completion of the program, participants will have guaranteed access to a market-rate mortgage that fits their budget.
“We have been so defeated by the idea of never getting a handle on our debt. We now have hope and are excited about our future.”
Finding HOME Provides:
Hope that homeownership is possible and within reach
Opportunity for long and short term financial improvement
Mastery of personal finance so you can take back control
Empowerment to purchase a home and maintain financial wellness
What Should I Expect During the Program?
PLAN: Your financial literacy counselor will spend time to develop an action plan customized to your unique financial situation. This will be your map for navigating the program.
SAVE: Your counselor will work with you to begin a savings plan that makes sense for your budget and gets you ready for home buying.
LEARN: You’ll spend the next 12-18 months learning various finance topics that will help you make better financial decisions now, and in the future.
ACHIEVE: After successfully completing all requirements of the program, your counselor will help you find a home that fits your needs.
Is This Really Free? Why Are You Doing This?
Yes, there is no cost to you. To put it simply, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to own a home and feel financially secure.
Has Anyone Finished the Program?
Yes! In September of 2019, Katye and Josh Sargent, along with their three daughters, became the first family to graduate from the Finding HOME program and purchase their home. Hear a little about Katye and Josh’s journey in the MCU Foundation video below.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact Majel Hein by calling 608-791-1385 or e-mailing Finding.HOME@MarineCU.com to schedule an appointment.