New Jersey Citizen Action: Homeownership & Foreclosure Counseling
*Pre-purchase counseling for first-time homebuyers.
*General credit and debt counseling
*Home improvement counseling
*Crisis/foreclosure prevention counseling
*Predatory lending counseling for victims of fraud
Call NJCA at 1-800-NJ OWNER (1-800-656-9637) or visit us online at http://www.njcitizenaction.org.
NJCA’s Homeownership Counseling Program
NJCA Counselors will meet with you to discuss:
*How to repair your credit
*How to make a decision to purchase a home
*How to set up a personal budget for you and your family
*How much you can afford to pay for your house
*How to find the right mortgage at a discounted interest rate
*How to manage issue that may arise during home ownership
New Jersey Citizen Action provides:
Free one-on-one personal counseling
Extensive counseling to get you ready for the mortgage process
Information on and access to affordable mortgage products and down payment assistance
Assistance in making mortgage applications
An advocate to assist your through the homebuying process
Counseling Center Locations: Cherry Hill, Highland Park, Rahway, Newark, Passaic and Jersey City
What do I bring to my appointment?
-Income documentation: last three pay stubs
-Monthly expenses: all credit cards, personal loans, car loans, etc. all payments which you make each month.
-Last three bank statements for all savings or checking accounts
-Last two-years tax returns for all applicants
-Credit report fee for all applications (if applicable)
New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that educates and mobilizes individuals and families around social, racial and economic justice issues, using a combination of issue advocacy, organizing and free financial services.
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) is a statewide 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983. NJCAEF promotes the empowerment of low-and moderate-income individuals and families through research, education and training around public policy issues. We also provide free financial empowerment programs and services.
Each year, Citizen Action serves over 13,000 individuals and families across the state, providing free HUD-certified homeownership counseling, tax preparation, financial education, financial coaching, fair housing education, outreach & testing and one-on-one healthcare enrollment assistance.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Citizen Action pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call the above number for more information.