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University of Southern California

Wealth-Building Resources

Homeownership & Rental Resources

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Join us for our next workshop:

Construya su Riqueza: Un almuerzo y aprendizaje virtual

The presentation will be English with Spanish translation available. The materials will be in Spanish.
La presentación será traducida del inglés al español y los materiales estarán en español.

Miércoles, 30 de Marzo de 2022 a las 12:30 pm PST
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 12:30 pm PST
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Homeownership is the number one path to building wealth. Show Rent versus Buy

Personal Finance Empowered

CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website 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 Roadmap to Financial Strength 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.

Build Your Wealth – A Virtual Lunch and Learn

Find out how to take control of your financial future. Join us for our next workshop:

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 12:30 pm PST

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