Public Invited to Statewide Faith-Based Homeownership Fairs Hosted by Sen. Tom Carper

Wilmington, DE – Senator Tom Carper will be hosting a series of statewide faith-based homeownership fairs to help increase homeownership rates among minorities using new outreach strategies and technology to streamline the home-buying process. The series of fairs are free and open to the public. Free mortgage pre-qualifications will be available and representatives from every step of the home-buying process will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Registration begins at 8:45 am and homebuyer education seminars begin at 9:30 am. This statewide strategy was developed in partnership with the Fannie Mae Corporation and Senator Carper, with major assistance from Delaware Federation for Housing Counselors, various lenders, and local churches. The three-part process works in the following way: · Homeownership workshops are sponsored by trusted neighborhood organizations, such as churches; · Those interested can register for follow-up housing counseling sessions with Delaware Federation for Housing Counselors; · Once the mortgage is ready, the customer’s loan file may be transmitted electronically from Home Counselor online to a participating lending partner, thereby streamlining the mortgage application process. Faith-Based Homeownership Fair Locations: New Castle County
Saturday, April 16, 2005
9:00am – 12 noon

Shiloh Baptist Church
213 West 23rd Street

For more information contact:
Carrie Casey (302) 573-6291

Kent County
Saturday, April 23, 2005
9:00am – 12 noon

Mt. Zion Church
Queen & Fulton Streets

For more information contact:
Lori James (302) 678-3308

Sussex County
Saturday, May 7, 2005
9:00am – 12 noon

Pilgrim’s Ministry of Deliverance
25053 DuPont Boulevard

For more information contact:
Mark Lally (302) 856-7690