The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated the month of June as National Homeownership Month. Pinellas County is also recognizing the month and will be participating in the annual Home Ownership for People Everywhere Expo on Saturday, June 2, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Raymond James Financial Center, 880 Carillon Parkway, Tower 4, St. Petersburg. The event is free.
Attendees at the HOPE Expo will meet housing counselors, lenders, real estate agents and other professionals to offer helpful information to those interested in purchasing a home. The event also features the popular homebuyer workshop, which provides a comprehensive overview of the home buying process. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate, which is required by some lenders and down payment assistance programs.
The Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County is a sponsor of the event and staff will be on hand to discuss its popular first-time homebuyer program and low-interest loan program. According to Anthony M. Jones, executive director, “The HOPE Expo is the perfect venue for individuals who are considering buying a home. Everything related to the home-buying process is conveniently available under one roof.”
Seating for the workshop is limited and registrations should be made by Wednesday, May 30, online at www.hopeexpo.org or by calling 461-0618, ext. 3.