West Chandler residents can join their neighbors citywide at a series of workshops designed to help residents learn more about the city’s First Time Homebuyer’s Program.
The one-hour sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5 and 26 and Nov. 16 and 30 at
Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave.
The program so far has helped 11 families purchase homes in Chandler. Under its provisions, the purchase price of a home is reduced because the buyer has to afford only the cost of the structure, not the land.
The land is held in a trust managed by Newtown Community Development Corp., a non-profit group working with the city to administer the program.
Qualified buyers help select the house they want to purchase and the homes receive extensive renovation, including new appliances, paint, carpet, weatherproofing, landscaping and repairs or replacement of roofs, windows and doors.
Homes can be purchased in any area of the city and Newtown helps arrange financing and offers down payment assistance, credit repair, homebuyer education and ongoing support after the purchase.
To qualify, buyers cannot have owned a home in the last three years, and a family of four cannot make over $80,000.
To register or learn more, call Chandler’s Neighborhood Resources Division at 480-782-4320 or contact Newtown at 480-517-1589.