Chapter 6: Housing
Section 12: Home Buyer Education Programs - Statewide and National
Prepared by the Oklahoma City Partners in Home Ownership
Housing and Mortgages for People with Disabilities - This guide is for persons living with a disability and in need of useful information and assistance in buying a home.
The Oklahoma Homebuyer Education Association (OHEA) certifies professionals and monitors programs to ensure quality homebuyer education for consumers. Call or visit the website for a current schedule of classes.
OHFA provides rental assistance, homebuyer assistance and other programs for low to moderate income families statewide, as well as tax credits and financial help for developers of affordable and low income housing.
This guide seeks not only to provide the reader with the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases; it also aims to educate you.
OACAA provides its 18 Community Action Agency members and others with poverty-related information, education and technical assistance. The Association conducts public awareness programs on poverty and efforts of Community Action Agencies to assist economically disadvantaged persons.
Programs vary among community action agencies, but many offer these services:
- Home buyer assistance,
- Home repair and weatherizing,
- Home buyer education,
- Housing for people with disabilities,
- Employment and training programs,
- Small business development services,
- Early and Periodic Screening,
- Diagnosis and Treatment (Medicaid-funded health screening and treatment for children),
- Nutrition and congregate meal programs for the elderly,
- Homeless services,
- Emergency assistance, food, clothing,
- Car seat loan and distribution,
- Disaster relief (FEMA),
- Income tax assistance,
- Credit counseling,
- Literacy programs,
- GED classes,
- Head Start programs,
- Parent education,
- Community development
- Community based services for individuals with disabilities, and
- Information and advocacy.
Request a map and chart of services offered by each community action agency from OACAA.