The mission of The Unity Council is to help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social, and neighborhood development.
The Unity Council Homeownership Center is a local HUD- approved housing counseling agency conveniently located next to the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, CA. Our mission is to provide accurate, "no holds-barred" financial education, counseling and coaching to create informed & empowered consumers and default - resistant home buyers. We employ a no-nonsense approach to financial planning which empowers each client to increase control over their financial future and well-being.
Services provided by The Homeownership Center
Homebuyer Education Workshops, Counseling & Coaching: Comprehensive homebuyer education courses are offered throughout the year in Oakland. It is an 8-hour HUD-approved homebuyer education class, and participants may receive unlimited one-on-one follow up counseling, custom designed to meet the specific financial goals of each client.
Financial Empowerment Boot Camps, Counseling & Coaching: We now offer a number of Financial “Boot Camps”, outcome-based educational workshops designed to motivate and get results. After completing our “Fundamentals” Orientation, clients complete a number of additional Boot Camps based upon their particular needs and goals. Topics include budgeting & goal setting, financial management, savings, investing, credit repair, responsible use of credit, an inside look at the credit industry, debt reduction & elimination, taxes, insurance, lending, asset protection, and entrepreneurship. Clients receive individual counseling and are assigned to work with a financial coach for 3 to 24 months.