NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® BRINGS EMPLOYER ASSISTED HOUSING CLASS TO MANHATTAN

–Special Training Helps Real Estate Pros, Lenders, Businesses and Non-Profits Build Stronger Communities–

MANHATTAN – July 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Striving to bring homeownership within the reach of working families, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will host a comprehensive Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) Training during the href=”http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zP4vzpiQTcsBPpW1xDlzYXCgHK_YI0JdKfmIB_a3O0AXYnxqB4KuDrfOqr1LwEjXfp_9cUOD2HXrBqOlpDu55CXxtDdT7qouZ0aOCC4F-MRJJccBLZM2L8qEN9n4s6i9QCJZ-3vnpK9obShpi9maSl7tfywmyPyOJGE9isfs6ENXf1OuV3ezzGiRH2WHOtSOZYL2ubUZ7bNyohlsw8uA2Dc1y6fZmjBbfpU-ISXy4FbxgKZqXDT9S4TQVnSmHWw4nhBh-WsCLw8=” shape=”rect” target=”_blank”>2012 Kansas Housing Conference in Manhattan. Sponsored by the Wichita Association of REALTORS®, in partnership with the Manhattan Association of REALTORS®, this comprehensive, four-hour class takes place Wednesday, September 12th at the Manhattan Conference Center.  This unique training teaches real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, lenders, businesses and non-profit organizations about the benefits of workforce housing initiatives and how to share the EAH concept with community leaders.

      

Lora McCray, NAR’s Manager of Housing Opportunity, says employer assisted housing is a win, win for both business and the community. “Increasing homeownership opportunities for working families builds stronger neighborhoods and helps employers reduce turnover and attract qualified employees,” said McCray. “We’re excited to expand the EAH initiative in Kansas.     

WHO:  Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Lenders, Businesses and Non-Profits
WHAT:  Employer-Assisted Housing Training
WHEN: 
Wednesday, September 12th, 8:30am to 12:30pm
WHERE:  Manhattan Conference Center, 410 S. Third Street, Manhattan

Tameka Bryant, President of Women in Real Estate and Board Member of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, is the NAR authorized instructor who will conduct the EAH class. The training focuses on three benefit options employers can implement:

  • Home Buying/Homeownership Workshops and Foreclosure Assistance Workshops:  Employers can provide access to free home-buying and homeownership workshops provided by REALTORS® and lenders. Employers can also provide employees with workshops on foreclosure prevention assistance and resources. This component can help teach employees how to find and afford safe and affordable housing; how to maintain a home they have purchased; and how to avoid foreclosure and keep their home.       
  • Housing Counseling:  Employers can sponsor in-depth housing counseling and education benefits in partnership with participating non-profit counseling agencies. This component offers a more personalized and comprehensive housing program to help employees overcome barriers to homeownership.
  • Financial Assistance:  Employers can provide financial benefits such as forgivable loans, grants or matched savings to help employees purchase a home. This component helps employers address employee recruitment, retention, and recognition issues.

The cost to attend the EAH class $49. The early bird fee to attend the EAH session, plus general conference sessions is $199.

Spaced is Limited, So Sign Up Today!

To learn more about additional workforce housing trainings offered at the 2012 Kansas Housing Conference, visit  www.kshousingconference.org or call 785-296-0081.

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The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) was formed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v) per the Governor's Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) # 30.  KHRC is a subsidiary corporation of the Kansas Development Finance Authority. 

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation mission is to enhance Kansas communities with housing opportunities. This goal is achieved through using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.

Contact:

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-5865
Fax: (785) 296-8985

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