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Home Ownership Program

Residents of Washtenaw County can receive Homebuyer education and may be eligible for downpayment assistance to help with the costs of purchasing their first home. Home ownerships Assistance Programs are open to households currently living in Washtenaw County and purchasing in Washtenaw County.

The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) are committed to providing high quality housing education for current, future and former Washtenaw County homeowners. Through our partnership of seven local non-profit agencies & county government departments, we provide education and counseling.

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provides numerous classes to the public throughout the year on topics including homebuyer education, money management, home maintenance, options in foreclosure and more. To keep our classes interesting and diverse, we often use area lenders, realtors, attorneys, builders, home inspectors and other housing professionals to bring a different perspective to the educational experience.

If you are interested in participating as a housing professional in one of these sessions, please contact Terry Clark-Jones at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension @ 734-222-9595.

Members of the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners provide housing education and counseling according to Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines. Housing Counselors in the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners may be certified by one or both of these agencies.

Participating WHEP realtors attend a two-hour training session annually with a WHEP-member organization and have agreed to the WHEP Ethics Agreement. WHEP Lenders must attend a course annually and are approved through a "Request for Qualifications" process.

If you would like to participate, please attend a  Washtenaw Housing Education Partners Lender/Realtor Training by calling (734) 222-9595.

If you wish to report a WHEP Partner Lender or Realtor who is not complying with their Ethics Agreement, please contact Office of Community & Economic Development at (734) 544-3009.



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