PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) - Dollar Bank's free annual Mortgages For Mothers Home Buying Workshop will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Women, men, mothers, fathers, grandparents and singles are welcome to attend and take the first step toward owning their own home.
"Buying a home can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for anyone. Our Mortgages For Mothers Workshop is the perfect place to start," explained Carol Neyland, Senior Vice President of Community Development at Dollar Bank. "Rent expenses have continued to spiral out of control, leading to a lack of affordable housing options, especially for low income individuals. Many people are forced to move because they can't afford their rent. One solution to this problem is home ownership. Our workshop motivates and empowers people to take matters in to their own hands and stop being at the mercy of greedy landlords."
The Mortgages For Mothers Workshop attracts hundreds of people each year who are looking to buy a home. A highlight of the workshop includes inspirational presentations by new homeowners who overcame their own problems with the help of Dollar Bank's credit counselors. Attendees learn about the various mortgage loan programs available to them and come to understand the importance and power of credit. KDKA TV's Lynne Hayes-Freeland, a single mom herself, will moderate the session. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-345-3655 or online at MortgagesForMothers.com.
"We assist attendees with repairing their credit issues, we show them how to save money in manageable ways and we help them set and maintain a budget. We also explain the vocabulary of home buying in everyday language," continues Neyland. "Plus, now is the perfect time to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates."
Mortgages For Mothers is only one part of Dollar Bank's effort to provide help to would-be borrowers who have special needs. Judith Mason, Vice President of Community Development, works closely with participants of Dollar Bank's Homeownership Program. "The training and credit counseling we provide create a safety net resulting in low mortgage default rates and homeowners who are prepared for homeownership," describes Mason.
Workshop attendees will be encouraged to continue working with Dollar Bank Counselors. Assistance includes educational classes, private credit restoration counseling sessions, special savings programs and other informational and motivational group sessions.
The Mortgages For Mothers Home Buying Workshop will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-345-3655 or online at MortgagesForMothers.com. The workshop is open to single and married women, men and couples with or without children.
About Dollar Bank
Dollar Bank is the largest independent mutual bank in the nation with assets of more than $7 billion.* Today, Dollar Bank operates more than 60 locations throughout the Pittsburgh and Cleveland metropolitan areas. For over 160 years, Dollar Bank has grown to become a large, full service, regional bank committed to providing the highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses. Dollar Bank (www.dollarbank.com) is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
* Source: FDIC.gov, Mutual Institutions as of 12/31/15
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