POWERFUL HOMES FOUNDATION MAKES HOME OWNERSHIP MORE ACCESSIBLE
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we work with professionals whose work is critical to communities and yet often experience economic hardship (e.g., teachers, medical assistants, first responders). It provides many financial supports to participants, including forgivable grants for home purchase down payments, home warranty, and assistance for home furnishings and moving costs.
However, participants’ lack of understanding about financial equity and how to navigate and create opportunity from home ownership often remains a barrier to socioeconomic stability. Our program seeks to design, implement, and evaluate a housing literacy education program for 1st time homebuyers.
Currently, housing literacy is an underdeveloped educational domain; exposure to such information is likely to have beneficial intergenerational effects on individuals, families and communities. Our program represents an opportunity for innovation both within the field of education and among attempts to reduce socioeconomic inequality through housing ownership.APPLY NOW
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Powerful Homes provides home ownership programs to those in service-related and skilled professions such as first responders, educators, medical assistants, and our active military and veterans. The Powerful Homes journey offers the tools, training and expertise to ensure those seeking to own their own homes have the support necessary to continue on their path to economic growth and prosperity long after the purchase of their first home.
Powerful Homes partners with leading employers to offer employee educational programs and tools through Powerful Homes to purchase their own homes. Businesses explore new opportunities to enhance the quality of life and personal growth of their employees through the Powerful Homes Benefits program in which employees are introduced to new ways in which home ownership is attainable.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Powerful Homes offers various pathways to success throughout the home buyers’ journey to ownership. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, purchases a person makes in his or her lifetime. At Powerful Homes, we take this life event seriously at each phase of the process: before, during and after a purchase. Our educational programs are designed to build confidence and empower prospective homeowners to CONFIDENTLY take the leap in purchasing a home.
Our courses provide participants with the basics: WHEN to buy, WHERE to buy and WHAT to buy.
Real Estate Education: Educate to Empower
Powerful Homes provide various home buying literacy programs for those seeking to purchase a home. Our educational programs and personal 1:1 planning play a critical role in preparing homebuyers for what lies ahead.
Types of offerings provided to our clients include:
- Online real estate preparation and planning courses.
- Leadership Development programs
- Property tours
- Coaching & mentoring programs (professional and peer)
- Innovative tech-based real estate valuation tools (in development stages)
Real Estate Research: How Do We Impact our Communities
Powerful Homes will consistently measure our impact on a participants’ overall financial, personal and professional success upon the purchase of their 1st home- ultimately creating social and economic equality and inclusiveness.
Housing literacy is an underdeveloped educational domain. Through ongoing research and analysis, we will formulate a variety of research projects leading to on-going advancement and innovation within the fields of education and housing to reduce socioeconomic inequality within housing.
Research-related projects identified include:
- Home ownership impact on specific populations: profession, race, community
- Home ownership & impact on business performance, retention, promotion
- Home ownership versus rental: family dynamics and well-being
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Powerful Homes Journey for Grant Participants?
How do you qualify for Powerful Homes Grants?
What are the benefits of becoming a Powerful Homes grant participant?
Is there a deadline to enter into the Powerful Homes grant program?
If accepted into the Powerful Homes Grant Program, what is the time commitment, financial commitment, and purchasing commitment?
What does the housing education curriculum entail?
Are there any additional support services available if I want to explore additional real estate investment options after I purchase a home?
If I am not selected for the grant program, are there Powerful Homes resources or online programs I can purchase on my own to better prepare for the program?
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about the program specific to my personal situation?
Powerful Homes looks to partner with organizations, corporations and foundations to provide funding and resources scale our work and build a sustainable home literacy program that is accessible to all.GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Powerful Homes has team members that are licensed by the Colorado Division of Real Estate and are Realtors® with Keller Williams Realty DTC and members of the South Metro Denver Realtors Association.