For more than 70 years the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy
has lived its mission to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to its residents.
We understand that stable families, particularly homeowners are the backbone of a vital community and that safe, affordable homes, family resources, and financial assets are essential tools towards strengthening families and communities.
That’s why we want to help you obtain the keys to open the door of homeownership!
Our eight (8) hour workshops are provided in English and Spanish and provide the participant with essential knowledge to navigate through the home buying process. Homebuyer’s one-on-one counseling is also available after the workshop to help and reinforce the responsibilities of owning a home. The counseling session will address any obstacles you may incur and create an action plan that identifies your barriers, if any to accomplish homeownership. Additionally you will receive recommendations, steps and tasks to take that will enable you to overcome these obstacles. Upon completion of the class a certificate of completion will be issued which will enable you to meet the education requirement for several loan products. Some of what you will learn during this workshop includes, mortgage terminology, what the mortgage documents look like and what they mean, how to compare loans and programs and who should be a part of your team.
The Housing Authority’s goals, however, is not just to simply help you purchase a home, but to also help to ensure your long term successful ownership of your home. Once you are a part of our family, our door is always open to provide you with additional resources and referrals. Additional workshops are offered on topics like energy efficiency, home maintenance, refinancing, avoiding predatory loans and much more.
Registration forms can be found here for individuals interested in our services. You can also call or mail us. We’ll be happy to hear from you.
Homeownership and Counseling Fee Schedule