Neighbor Works - Improving Lives and Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Homeownership

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NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) knows homeownership. In fact, we’ve been providing services to homeowners and prospective buyers for 30 years. All of our services are provided with the focus of increasing the financial stability of our neighbors by providing services that create and preserve opportunities for homeownership and affordable housing. At NWNEPA, home repair assistance, pre-purchase counseling, homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention services and financing assistance for modest income homebuyers can all be found under one roof.

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Lackawanna County First-Time Homebuyer Program.
The Lackawanna County First-Time Homebuyer Program assists moderate-income families and individuals with the purchase of their first home within Lackawanna County (excluding the City of Scranton).

The program currently offers down payment subsidies of up to 15% of the purchase price (not to exceed $12,000) with a minimum of 5% (verified) down payment required from the participant’s own funds. The down payment subsidies will be secured as an interest-free loan for 10 years, after which the loan will be forgiven. The program also offers a $1,500 closing cost grant to assist the participant with closing fees.

Funds for this program are typically available for a limited time each year.
Click (here) for eligibility guidelines and (here) for additional information. Call the NWNEPA office at (570) 558-2490 to check on program funding availability.

Read the latest success story.

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PAINT THE TOWN Event 2014Paint the Town, which is brought to you by NeighborWorks® Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) and Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County, will bring together individuals and volunteer groups throughout the region to paint the homes of elderly, disabled and modest-income families in the Hill Section – with all work done at no cost to the homeowner! Volunteer groups will work on various projects including exterior painting, interior painting and yard maintenance.

Homeowner applications are due July 4.

If you are interesting in being a volunteer, please fill out this form and send it to our office or RSVP online!