VCCDC HOSTS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR HOMEOWNERS INTERESTED IN GETTING UP TO $100,000 IN MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE
Homeowners can get information on the Keep Your Home California Program which offers several options for homeowners looking to prevent foreclosure.
Ventura County, CA – Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will be hosting its first virtual workshop for homeowners who are interested in obtaining up to $100,000 in mortgage assistance through the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and it can be accessed by going to www.virtualcounselingnetwork.org and clicking on “VCN Workshop Registration”). The KYHC program offers several options for homeowners looking to prevent foreclosure including Unemployment Mortgage Assistance, Mortgage Reinstatement, and Principal Reduction.
This virtual workshop is part of VCCDC’s partnership with the Virtual Counseling Network (VCN) which aims to connect potential homebuyers and homeowners with VCCDC’s certified homeownership professionals who can provide information on homeownership counseling, financial counseling, foreclosure prevention programs, down payment assistance, first time homebuyer mortgages, and more. Clients will be able to hear, see, and interact with VCCDC’s Homeownership Specialists from the comfort of their own home (or wherever internet is available) through one-on-one counseling sessions and group workshops.
“We know that sometimes people cannot make it out to our workshops due to lack of transportation, issues with mobility, time constraints or other reasons so we hope by offering virtual workshops we can expand the number of people that we help educate” says Bertha Garcia, VCCDC’s Executive Director.
The Virtual Counseling Network is uses a unique and innovative new technology developed by the Orange County Housing Opportunities Collaborative (OC HOC), to transform and expand access to professional housing counseling services like those of VCCDC. The VCN has been in use in San Diego, Oceanside, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties since March 2013 and in Orange County since July 2014, through a generous grant from Citi Community Development. VCCDC is proud to be the VCN’s first partner housing counseling agency in Ventura County. “We are excited to partner with VCCDC to bring access to these vitally needed services to potential homebuyers and homeowners in Ventura County,” said Connie Der Torossian, OC HOC Program Manager.
To get access to VCCDC’s services through the Virtual Counselor Network go to www.VirtualCounselorNetwork.org or call 800.826.1502. For questions you can also reach VCCDC directly at 805-273-7800. For more information about the VCCDC and VCN partnership or for interviews, please contact Keily Victoria at (805) 273-7808.
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About the Orange County Housing Opportunities Collaborative (OC HOC)
Housing Opportunities Collaborative is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt HUD approved counseling intermediary, established in 2005 by a coalition of HUD approved housing counseling and fair housing agencies, other housing related nonprofit organizations, business organizations, and government agencies that support all aspects of housing rights and responsibilities. It was created to serve as an information clearinghouse by consolidating housing and related information, making it easily accessible to the public and partners. To improve the delivery of services to the community, the HOC developed the Virtual Counselor Network in 2013 to digitally connect social services agencies and partner organizations to the community using the power of technology. OC HOC is the Orange County branch of the HOC. OC HOC Nonprofit Partner organizations who have signed up to have Virtual Counselors on the VCN include: Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of OC, Fair Housing Foundation, NeighborWorks OC, Legal Aid Society of OC, Public Law Center, Shalom Center, Springboard Credit Counseling and SparkPointOC at Delhi and Abrazar.
About Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC)The VCCDC Home Ownership Center is a one-stop-shop where a full circle of services and resources is available to prospective home buyers and homeowners, including: HUD approved pre-purchase education and counseling, post-home purchase workshops, realty, and lending services that include down payment assistance programs and more. VCCDC is a certified Community Financial Development Institution and the only nonprofit organization in Ventura County offering affordable loan products and down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers. Since it was founded in 2001 as a local non-profit organization, VCCDC has worked to increase homeownership and economic stability in underserved communities of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. VCCDC is dedicated to ensuring that homebuyers are prepared for homeownership with the support of certified professionals who provide education and guidance, assisting with planning and problem solving. All VCCDC staff is bilingual, proudly serving the community. VCCDC accomplishes its work in partnership with other community organizations, and is financially supported by private and public funds. Visit us at www.vccdc.org and www.facebook.com/vccdc.