Helping women own their future

Single women represent about 20% of all homeowners in the U.S. You can be one of them, and we can help. Homeward exists to provide information and inspiration so that women like you can begin to own their future.

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Matched Savings

Qualify for an individual development account? Find out how matched savings programs can help grow your savings to buy a home.
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When you are looking to buy a home, invest in a place that you can live for at least 5 to 7 years to make the initial cost worthwhile.
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Single women make up more than one-third of the growth in real estate ownership since 1994.
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9 important steps to buying a home

The federal government offers a wide range of support and assistance aimed to increase home ownership and affordable housing for single mothers.

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Earned Income Tax Credit

Taxpayers with low to moderate income could be eligible for free tax preparation and tax credits. That means more cash in your pocket.

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Check your credit score

A high credit score will increase your chances of being able to purchase a home.

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580 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
640 FAIR
700 GOOD
750 800 EXCELLENT

Helpful Resources

Work towards building financial security with the Household Financial Security Framework

cfed.org

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About The Women's Fund

womensfundbirmingham.org

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Use Feed the Pig to help you plan for the future

feedthepig.org

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Homebuyers Seminar: June 13th, 2015

www.nhsbham.org

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Some Helpful Contacts

Choose a topic below for a few organizations you can contact for information.