BATON ROUGE – In honor of National Homeownership Month, the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) is hosting a series of workshops and community fairs across the state designed to celebrate and promote the American dream of owning a home.
 
In conjunction with a host of community partners, LHC will kickoff the month-long recognition with Making Homeownership a Reality, a workshop for first-time homebuyers.
 
“Homeownership is one of the most powerful tools to build wealth,” said LHC Executive Director Keith Cunningham, Jr. “However, many working families believe that owning a home is out of reach. Through these workshops, we plan to dispel those myths and demystify the home buying processing.” 
 
Cunningham said these events will also inform potential homebuyers about state-sponsored resources that can make owning a home a reality such as, “down payment and closing cost assistance, low-interest loans, reduced mortgage insurance, homebuyer tax credits, and homebuyer counseling.”
 
Workshops will feature opportunities for one-on-one discussions with homeownership experts from the LHC, banks and credit unions, real estate agencies, and insurance companies. Each event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit lhc.la.gov or call Mary Antoon at (888) 454-2001.
 
Homeownership Workshop & Community Fair Schedule 
 
June 2 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Baton Rouge - Delmont Library
 
June 2 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Charles - Lake Charles Civic Center
 
June 9 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alexandria - Haywood Center,
 
June 12 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge - Louisiana Housing Corporation
 
June 16 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monroe - Monroe (Burg Jones) Housing Authority
 
June 23 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Slidell - St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex
 
June 23 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bogalusa - ESM United Methodist Church
 
June 24 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Baton Rouge - Louisiana Housing Corporation
 

 
About Louisiana Housing Corporation
The Louisiana Housing Corporation was created by Act 408 of the 2011 Louisiana Legislative Session. The Corporation administers federal and state funds through programs designed to advance the development of safe, energy-efficient and affordable housing for moderate-to-low income families.