LIHUE — Hawaii HomeOwnership Center was pleased with the turnout at the recent workshop for first-time home buyers held at the Kauai Community Federal Credit Union.
“The idea of homeownership on Kauai can seem like a distant dream for many, but with the right team behind you to point you in the right direction, you can become a homeowner,” said Leah Ragsac, of Old Republic Title.
After 2008, demand for HHOC’s services slowed down on Kauai but they continued to fly over from Honolulu to conduct classes and provide personal coaching to those pursuing home ownership.
The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is a nonprofit that provides financial education, information and one-on-one support needed to create successful first-time homeowners in Hawaii.
By addressing barriers and increasing rates of home ownership, the HomeOwnership Center aims to build stronger families and communities throughout the state of Hawaii. HHOC has helped 1,350 families become homeowners.
“We appreciate our community partners that help connect us with those considering homeownership,” said Dennis Oshiro, executive director of HHOC. “We would like to educate more buyers so they can sustain their home investment.”