NAACP program leader helps first time homebuyers navigate the system

Buying a home can be a challenge for anyone. But it can be especially difficult in minority communities, where there is often limited access to information about how the process works and what resources are available to first•time homeowners.   Enter Belinda Everette, who oversees housing advocacy for the NAACP’s Houston branch. Two years ago. Everette launched the “‘Homes for Houston”‘ program, which aims to educate professionals from diverse backgrounds about the ins and outs of purchasing a home for the first time.   Relying on her 30-year career in the financial services industry, Everette drafted a curriculum to teach young minorities about everything from how to apply for a loan, where to find down payment assistance and what to look for in a home inspection.   Click here to read the full article