Free VA Housing Summit for Veterans and Military Families – Saturday November 12 – Central Florida

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Orlando, Florida - Nov 10, 2016 - On Saturday, November 12th, the nonprofit organization, Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), will be hosting a free housing summit that will educate veterans and military families on the different financial programs available in Central Florida.

Many veterans and active duty members don’t know there are local, state and federal VA programs that can help veterans and military families get into a home with no money down. The federal government also provides financial down payment assistance programs for veterans and families who qualify.

“This free VA Housing Summit is a great way for veterans and active military families to learn about the different financial options that are a part of their benefits for serving our country. We will have volunteers at the event to answer questions. And for those with poor credit, we will also have counselors on hand to help people learn how they can rebuilt their credit.”

Keith Jackson, Chapter Leader for VAREP – Central Florida

For example, the VA loan can eliminate mortgage insurance, also known as PMI, which can cost a few hundreds dollars a month. It can also eliminate property taxes for disabled veterans who qualify and provide down payment financial assistance for veterans and military families who need help with closing costs.

The Special Adaptation Housing Program can provide veterans up to $34,000 dollars in grant money for remodeling or buying a home. Another VA government program provides disabled veterans up to $74,000 dollars for remodeling a home. The Home Improvement Structural Alterations (HISA) provides up to $8,000 dollars in grants.

Saturday’s VA Housing Summit will educate veterans and military families on all of these VA programs.

“This free VA Housing Summit is a great way for veterans and military families to learn about the different financial options that are a part of their benefits for serving our country,” said Keith Jackson, the VAREP chapter leader for Central Florida. “We will have volunteers at the event to answer questions. And for those with poor credit, we will also have counselors on hand to help people learn how they can rebuild their credit.”

Free VA Housing Summit on Saturday in Orlando Area

VAREP is a non-profit, 501(c)3 devoted to increasing home ownership among veterans, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the active-military and veteran communities.

Most veterans and active military who attend this free VA housing summit will leave with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – the first step in qualifying for VA benefits.

Veterans and volunteers from VAREP will also help guide families with applications for home loan pre-approvals, down payment & closing cost assistance programs, and information on VA & low to moderate income loan assistance programs.

The VA Housing Summit is free but attendees are encouraged to register in advance by clicking here.

Details on Saturday’s VA Housing Summit

NOVEMBER 12 · CHECK IN: 8:30AM · EVENT 9:30AM · 3:00PM

POINCIANA COMMUNITY CENTER

445 MARIGOLD AVE., POINCIANA FL 34759

Source : Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)
Business Info :
Macias PR

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