RNHS Changing the Narrative of Homeownership 2019!

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Kennedy High School

4300 Cutting Boulevard

Richmond, CA 94804

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Breakfast and Lunch will be served! - Be sure to register to reserve your lunch!

Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (RNHS) is excited to be participating in EBHO ‘s Affordable Housing Week!

Changing the Narrative of Homeownership 2019- RNHS has been successfully "Changing the Narrative of Homeownership in the Bay Area since 2016"... Changing the Narrative is the organization’s annual event where we connect information, tools, and resources to the community-

Demisting homeownership- Those that attend, walk away with a plan and intention to start their path to homeownership. Since RNHS started this initiative the organization has educated over 1,100 residents and has assisted over 80 First Time Home buyers...

Join Us on May 18th, get Informed, meet Lenders, WIN Prizes and enter a drawing to win a $7,500 Down Payment/ Closing Cost Assistance Grant! Rules and restriction apply-

IMPORTANT Information about this event:

  • You must register by 5pm May 13th to reserved your lunch
  • You must register via eventbrite to secure your drawing entry for the $7,500 Down Payment/Closing Cost grant- other rules and restriction apply- scroll down for addition details due by May 16, 2019 at 5pm.
  • Please select your workshop during the event registration- Workshop descriptions below- You must select at least 1 Workshop

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Tisha Hernandez @ (510) 237-6459 ext. 1601.

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The Landscape of the day:

Morning breakfast and registration- 9:00am - 9:45am

Workshops begin:

The Morning (AM) Workshops:

  • A. Protect your Legacy- Understanding Wills and Trust
  • B. Selecting the "Right" Homeowner's Insurance Policy
  • C. Taking control of your Credit History

Vendors, Lenders, Lunch, Prizes!

The Afternoon (PM) Workshops:

  • D. Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First Time Homebuyer
  • E. Ownership options Co- Op vs. Land Trust
  • F. Selecting the ideal Real Estate Professional

More Prizes and the BIG Drawing! - All winners MUST be present to WIN!

The Event will conclude at 2pm

Register today! - Enter to win a chance to receive $7,500.00 toward your down payment/ closing cost!- Register by May 16, 2019 by 5pm to secure your entry!


Rules and Qualifications for the $7,500.00 Down Payment Grant for First Time Home Buyers (FTHB)

May 18, 2019- Event Requirements:

1) All participants must pre-register for the Changing the Narrative of Homeownership event by Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5pm.

2) Once registered- Participants must attend the event, participate in 1 workshop and complete their passport (card)- upon completion participants must turn in both the workshop and passport (card) to confirm participation.

3) Participants must be in attendance at the time of the drawing- scheduled at the end of the day’s event.

Drawing Details: Those selected will need to confirm they will be able to close on their NEW HOME within 120 days of receiving the reservation (September 15th) and/ or when reservation becomes active.

  • 5 people will be selected (5 names will be pulled); once event qualifications have been verified and confirmed; those that qualify will receive a reservation # (number) from 1-5.
  • The person who received reservation #1 will have 7 days to reserve their reservation for the $7,500 Down Payment/ Closing Cost Grant for FTHB's; the participant needs to make contact with Tisha Hernandez from RNHS at (510) 237-6459 ext. 1601 no later than May 28th at 3pm to confirm homeownership status i.e. participant has a lender (pre-qualification/preapproval), and/or property has been selected (sales contract) - If not, RNHS will confirm if the participant is “Lender Ready” i.e. min. of 620 credit score and income analysis to confirm affordability. If participants does not make contact and/or does not confirm items noted above i.e. status of home buying process and /or being “Lender Ready” - the reservation will be forfeited and the participant holding reservation #2 will be invited to confirm reservation.
  • Participants with reservation # (2-5) will follow the same process noted above.
  • Once participant has been confirmed; the participant will have 45 days to provide RNHS with a lender pre-approval (not pre-qualification) and sales contract. The contract must state the transaction expects to close on/ or before September 15, 2019 and/ or 120 days from date the reservation becomes active. If participant fails to comply- other participants holding a reservation number will be invited to participate. If you choose to self-withdrawal RNHS would need a written notice to confirm reason of moving to the next participant.

Note: Participant’s lender must accept the RNHS down payment grant for FTHB, lender and/or realtor must attest that participant is a FTHB and provide an estimate closing cost statement prior to funding. RNHS must receive wiring instruction within 7 days of closing. RNHS will disperse funds directly to escrow if the transaction is cancelled it is expected funds be returned to RNHS.

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