Housing Counseling

InCharge Debt Solutions, a nonprofit organization approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), can help consumers in the state of Florida with their housing needs. We offer Online Homebuyer Education, Pre-Purchase Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention Services.

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Online HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education Courses

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InCharge offers a HUD-approved online homebuyer education course called HomeTrek. This online course covers budgeting for homeownership, understanding your credit score, improving your debt-to-income ratio and the home purchase process. This course is easy to use and navigate. A Certificate of Completion is provided at the end of the course.

Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling

At InCharge one of our certified housing counselors would be happy to assist you deciding and determining if purchasing a home is right for you. A counselor can review your budget and make recommendations for improvement, analyze your credit report to establish mortgage readiness and put you in contact with a skilled real estate professional and loan officer. Learn more about pre-purchase housing counseling.

Free Homebuyer Education Workshops

InCharge offers free monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops. We can help you understand the home buying process, determine how much home you can afford, learn what lenders are looking for, and discuss ways to manage the costs of home ownership.

Our workshops are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and we’re conveniently located in the Central Florida area at 5750 Major Blvd, Suite 300, Orlando, Florida 32819.

Our certificates can also be used towards the NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program) and First Time Homebuyer’s Down Payment assistance programs.

Register online for a homebuyer education workshop.

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

InCharge offers foreclosure prevention counseling. Facing a foreclosure on your home can be very stressful. Not knowing what to do can make matters worse. InCharge provides assistance to borrowers by reviewing their individual situation and looking at possible short and long term options. We stay with the homeowner until a solution is reached.

Please call to speak to one of our certified housing counselors.

Below is a list of items needed to get started with your session:

  • Household bills
  • Monthly mortgage statement
  • Two most recent paycheck stub
  • Two most recent bank statement
  • Hardship letter explaining the reason for the delinquency

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