Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center

August 2020 Newsletter

History and How Pathfinder Services HomeOwnership Center Can Help In 1934, with The National Housing Act, redlining was created. Redlining meant in each city, maps were drawn to display the best neighborhoods to buy a home versus the worst neighborhoods. The maps were very clearly drawn to revolve around color lines, both figuratively and literally. … Read more »

COVID Credit Warning

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing physical, psychological, and financial problems for individuals and families around the world.  Financially, those stresses are being exacerbated by credit card companies lowering lines of credit and even cancelling cards without warning. It is hard enough to have a loss in your income. I was there myself in 2013, and … Read more »

Spring 2020 Newsletter

With so many people suddenly being thrust into unemployment due to the COVID-19 virus, I want to offer some sound financial advice and information on key resources that you may be able to access for temporary financial relief. First, if you are facing even the potential right now of defaulting on a payment on any … Read more »

Down Payment Assistance

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center and the City of Fort Wayne, Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services have partnered to offer a 5-year forgivable loan of up to $8,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified applicants under 80% AMI. Applicant Requirements 1st time homebuyer and complete an 8 hour in person or online Homebuyer … Read more »

Winter 2020 Newsletter

HomeOwnership IS for Everyone In the dead of winter in January of 2014, I got a call from a lady who was heating her one-bedroom apartment with her oven because her heating unit went out and the landlord had not gotten around to fixing it. She later sent me pictures of the walls revealing a … Read more »

Giving Tuesday 2019

While the rest of the world snacks on leftover pie and surfs the web for deals, Pathfinder Services, with the help of AWS Foundation, will be mobilizing their community to double down on #GivingTuesday. Pathfinder Services is teaming up with AWS Foundation to join the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the … Read more »

August Newsletter

Meraki: A Toast to the Arts Pathfinder Services is excited to host an exclusive wine and art event you won't want to miss. The event will be held at the modern, yet sophisticated, TWO-EE's Winery in Roanoke. The concert will be featuring incredible singer/songwriter Jennie DeVoe. All proceeds from the event will support Pathfinder Services … Read more »

Summer 2019 Newsletter

A Safe Home While You’re Away It’s vacation season! For years my family didn’t take one. We would take short weekend trips, which are great, but after nearly a decade without a full-on vacation, we decided a couple of years ago to make it a priority. It’s been really nice and much needed. Since I … Read more »

Spring 2019 Newsletter

As you can see by the title of this issue, I’m talking about tools. No, not the kind you might be thinking of. I mean real tools – the kind you absolutely must have to be a self-sufficient, successful new homeowner. As usual, here’s my top 5 list of basic, must have tools.Hammer: My oldest son’s … Read more »

December 2018 Newsletter

The Game: Credit   There is little in our world that can be as unbelievably, undeniably, unprecedently frustrating as our present-day credit system. One slight mistake can rock your world. Ever take a vacation and forget to pay a bill because you’re so caught up in preparing for your much-needed trip? Ever been in a … Read more »