HUD-certified Homeport Senior Counselor Layden Hale has helped thousands of individuals improve credit situations and purchase homes over his 30-year career in finance. A financial counselor at Homeport since 2007 and a regular contributor in electronic and print media, Mr. Hale will now answer, in video, questions he is often asked. Tune in below!
More about Homeport: Homeport is a non-profit housing developer based in Columbus, Ohio. Since its inception in 1987, Homeport has given greater security, opportunity and dignity to thousands of low-income people by building quality, affordable homes, primarily financed with private investment leveraged by Federal tax credits. Homeport also develops new and renovated single- and multi-family homes designed to catalyze neighborhood revitalization, including market-rate homes, single-family, and lease-to-purchase homes.
In the understanding that providing a roof over someone’s head is only the start of a stronger home, Homeport surrounds its residents with comprehensive support to promote long-term stability and health. With the assistance of partners and volunteers, Homeport organizes out-of-school programs, free produce markets, and offers service connections for thousands of residents every year.
Homeport also equips thousands of Central Ohioans with the foundational skills needed for successful home ownership. Through group classes and one-on-one coaching, Homeport provides direction and training in key areas such as the home buying process, setting a budget, and avoiding foreclosure, with the goal of providing the tools everyone needs to be long-term stewards of a home.