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The Simple Dollar Guide to Buying a New Home
The Simple Dollar offers insightful analysis and effective money saving tips with the goal of helping others achieve as much value as possible for money spent in all aspects of their lives. The Simple Dollar is sharing this free guide on buying a new home, designed to walk readers through every step of the home buying process, from the initial purchase decision through final closing. Feel free to share this excellent resource with First Time Homebuyers, Family Self-Sufficiency participants, or supportive service recipients.
Important Contact Information
Please click on the links below to access important contact information:
Region III – Philadelphia Regional Office, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Pittsburgh Field Office, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Contacts
National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Contacts
Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) Contacts
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED) Contacts Note: This link will connect you to the Commonwealth Phone Directory, including PA DCED contacts. Scroll down the page and click on Department of Community and Economic Development for up-to-date listings.
Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) Contacts
ReThink Housing is an inititative created to increase awareness of and encourage people to learn more about the benefits of public housing. Visit ReThink Housing to watch inspiring videos, gather enlightening facts and figures, and see statistical proof that public housing and related services support families, build communities, foster education and provide stability.
FHLBank Pittsburgh Low-Rate Lending for Housing & Economic Development
MoneySavingPro (http://www.moneysavingpro.com) is a comprehensive guide created by consumers for consumers to help with financial decisions both large and small.
HOW MUCH HOUSE CAN I AFFORD?
Check out this Consumer Affairs research article, which is an excellent homebuyer resource with highlights that include:
- A calculator tool to show how much house you can afford
- Mortgage approval vs. home affordability
- What to do when your monthly income is not steady
- What to do when you make a mistake (go over budget
View the full article here https://www.consumeraffairs.com/finance/how-much-house-can-i-afford.html#