Buying your first home is a big step--we can help. Homeownership through Proud Ground is a little different from traditional homeownership and we'll work with you to ensure you understand not only the steps of buying a home, but the ins and outs of our program.
We're with you every step of the way! To qualify for buying a home through Proud Ground, there are a few things to know. Click here to learn more about the qualifications.
|Proud Ground holds free, one-hour information sessions each month. This is your opportunity to learn about how to buy a home through Proud Ground, and about the homes we have for sale. Sign up for a free session in your neighborhood by clicking here.|
|Join Proud Ground staff to talk about what your dream for a home is and to make a home buying plan. We can connect you to other resources in our community that can help you save for a downpayment and get your finances in order.|
|If you decide to move forward, you will fill out an application. That way, you'll be the first to know when homes are available.|
You should attend an all-day home buyer education class; fees for the class range from $25 to $50. This class is offered through several nonprofits in the Portland metropolitan area, including Portland Housing Center , NAYA Family Center , Hacienda CDC , African American Alliance for Homeownership and Open Door Counseling Center .
|When you see a home you want, let us know. Then, you'll meet with a lender (we can suggest several who are approved) and get pre-approved for a loan. Click here to see a list of Proud Ground's current approved lenders.|
|It's important to us that you understand the ins and outs of our program, so Proud Ground staff will meet with you individually to provide more in-depth review of all important documents. You'll also meet independently with an attorney who works for you to review documents as well.|
|Congratulations! At closing, you will cross all the t's and dot all the i's and then, the keys are yours!|