Are you thinking about buying a home? Even if you aren’t building and buying a home with Habitat, you likely still have a lot of questions about the process. How does your credit affect the process and how can it be improved? How do you qualify for a loan? What happens when you close on the mortgage? What sort of maintenance will your home need?
These and many other questions will be answered during our pre- and post-purchase homebuyer education class, which is open to the general public. For more information and to register, go to https://www.memphishabitat.com/8-hour-homebuyer-class.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will bring together a panel of housing policy and community development experts at the National Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. for Building the Beloved Community: A Conversation About The Fair Housing Act to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, including the successes, challenges and work that remains ahead to ensure everyone has access to decent, affordable housing.
The panelists include Dr. Kathryn Edin, professor of sociology and public health at John Hopkins University; Dr. Christopher Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University; Dr. Tiffany Manuel, vice president of knowledge, impact and strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; and Kalima Rose, vice president for Strategic Initiatives at PolicyLink. The discussion will be moderated by Areva Martin, author, philanthropist, multi-award winning civil rights attorney, and a regular contributor on CNN, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight.
For more information about Building the Beloved Community: A Conversation about the Fair Housing Act or to register to attend, visit www.memphishabitat.com/FHAforum. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVPs to attend the event are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6.
Building the Beloved Community is sponsored by IBERIABANK, First Tennessee, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Patriot Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners.