Navigating the housing market can be extremely confusing to landlords, tenants, potential home buyers, homeowners: We can help them all get the information they need to make smart decisions and reach their goals. Our educational programs take the time to explore critical concepts and issues to make sure our clients understand them so they are ready for the real world challenges they will face in the housing market. And because we know that our clients may need information and guidance for other areas of their lives too, we also provide a comprehensive listing of Preble County community resources on our website.
HIT Foundation Courses:
Fair Housing - A short one-hour presentation about Federal and State Fair Housing Laws and how residents may file complaints if they feel they have been discriminated against.
Home Buyer Education - Developed by NeighborWorks America with a curriculum approved by HUD, this eight-hour course covers the entire home-buying process from evaluating credit worthiness and affordability to closing on the best deal.
Financial Fitness - Helps participants gain financial management skills by learning from their own experiences, each other, and from specially designed activities.
Good Neighbor/Good Tenant - Designed to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities as well as the benefits of maintaining good relationships with landlords. This course also explains the importance of adequate, safe, and affordable housing and teaches skills for resolving neighborhood problems to help reduce moves and increase housing stability.
Landlord/Tenant Law - This informational session was created by the HIT Foundation to educate landlords so they have a thorough understanding of their legal obligations as defined in the Ohio Revised Code.
Getting Ahead In a Just Getting By World - The second step in the Bridges Out of Poverty process, this course asks participants to investigate their own situations, learn to live outside of their crises, and identifies the hidden rules of class at play in our society.
Reasons may vary from person to person, but it has been our experience that everyone can use a helping hand at some point in life. Through various grants such as the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) (administered for the Preble County Commissioners) and Ohio Development Services Agency Homeless Assistance and Emergency Home Repair Grants we provide a positive impact on the County’s housing needs. Through grants from CHIP and our own HIT Foundation funds, we make sure that our neighbors receive the housing aid they need when they need it most.