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University of Southern California

Wealth-Building Resources

Homeownership & Rental Resources

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Watch & Learn:

Build Your Wealth: Real Estate and Home Ownership

Webinar presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of LA County (June 7, 2023)

Homeownership is the number one path to building wealth. Show Rent versus Buy

USC Credit Union – Financial Education

USC Credit Union provides information on how you can buy a home, including insurance, mortgages and investment properties. The financial education site also provides money basics, including savings and investing, preventing elder fraud, planning and managing retirement, and paying for college. Use their “Financial Focu$” resource to access personalized learning according to your needs.

Homeownership Resources

HomeReady First Time Home Buyer Program
Prepare for possibly the largest purchase of your life with this course from Fannie Mae and Framework. Find more information about the HomeReady Mortgages on Fannie Mae’s website.

FACE Homeownership Program
Faith and Community Empowerment provides up to $200,000 in down payment assistance.

County programs:

Neighborhood Housing Services of LA County

NeighborWorks Orange County

Neighborhood Housing Services of the Island Empire – Riverside

Neighborhood Partnerships Housing Services – San Bernardino 

Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation – Ventura County

Renters Resources

Moneygeek provides resources for renters, including guides for first-time renters, renter’s rights and responsibility and renters insurance.

First Citizens Bank sponsors financial empowerment programs conducted by the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Explore “Insights” on their website for advice on personal, small business and commercial finance, plus wealth management.