Helpful Links

Please browse the helpful links below provided to assist you in locating useful information or contacts.  Also feel free to forward information or links to kelly@pahra.org for future posting in this area. 

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 (DCED) Contacts

Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) Contacts

ReThink Housing

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

FHLBank Pittsburgh Low-Rate Lending for Housing & Economic Development

MoneySavingPro

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#