RACINE — Housing Resources Inc. received a grant from SC Johnson to support home buyer education and counseling programs in Racine.
The $7,500 grant will be used to provide financial education to low- and moderate-income families looking to build wealth by purchasing their first home. This grant will help offset the cost of monthly home buyer education classes and the personal financial counseling which guides potential buyers to home ownership.
A portion of the funds will also be used for new home owner classes, which educate new owners on safety, investment and maintenance strategies.
"Housing Resources Inc. prepares people for successful homeownership," said Dasheika Kidd, senior homeownership specialist. "Our work teaches people how to budget and live within their means. Home ownership creates housing stability for our participants and strengthens families and neighborhoods.”
HRI is a HUD-certified nonprofit housing counseling organization created to help break down barriers to home ownership through education and counseling. The agency has been serving Racine since 2000. HRI is located at 500 Wisconsin Ave., No. 205, and can be reached at 262-880-3386 or www.hri-wi.org.