County Executive Leopold Encourages House Hunters to Attend Annual Housing Expo
ACDS provides financial counseling, information on programs, how to avoid foreclosure
Annapolis, MD (May 17, 2011) — County Executive Leopold today encouraged citizens interested in owning a home to attend the annual Anne Arundel Community Development Services Inc. (ACDS) Housing Expo at Marley Middle School on May 21.
"The Housing Expo is a great place to learn about the path to home ownership and the programs available to assist buyers," County Executive Leopold said. "Counselors can help citizens prepare financially to buy a home or avoid mortgage foreclosure. People who never thought they could afford a home have been successful with the help of this event."
The Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Marley Middle School, located at 10 Davis Court in Glen Burnie. It will feature exhibits, workshops, information about financial assistance programs, and activities for children. In addition, attendees will have a chance to talk to housing counselors, lenders and Realtors as well as nonprofit housing agencies about the home buying process and the products and services available to persons wanting to purchase or renovate a home in Anne Arundel County.
Housing Counselors will also be on hand to provide free credit reports and assist persons who are having trouble paying their mortgage or facing foreclosure.
“We offer a variety of programs that can help County residents prepare for the purchase of their first home, programs that help homeowners make affordable improvements to their homes, and programs that help residents who are having trouble paying their mortgage," said ACDS Executive Director Kathleen Koch.
The Expo is sponsored by ACDS, a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1993 by Anne Arundel County to create and retain affordable housing opportunities within the County, and the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors. The Expo is free and open to the public.
To pre-register for the first time homebuyer education course, call 410-222-7600.