St. Charles Herald-Guide

Help available to low-income families wanting first home

From staff and wire reports - June 23, 2011

Single families in St. Charles parish who are trying to buy their first home can get some help.

A new area loan for single family housing for low-income families is now available.


The Alpha Daughters of Zion Outreach Center and Capital City Consulting are working along with the USDA Rural Development Program to offer the loan.


The program is also open to residents of St. John, St. James and Jefferson parishes.


Interested families with a credit score of at least 620 can call for an appointment.


A licensed broker is also available to help families find appropriate homes if they do not already have one in mind.
The amount of the loan is dependent on the type of house the loan is taken out for.


The application and credit check is a $50 one-time charge.

 

For information or to schedule an appointment call Shirley Sims at (985)287-2268 or (504)431-2254.

Other numbers to call are Ivy Williams at (985)758-1606 or (504)812-0965, or Gaynelle Coleman at (504)451-7124.