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Community Service Center
2100 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602

(814) 946-3651
(800) 238-9763

bccap@blaircap.org

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Education and Counseling for renters, homeowners, and first-time home buyers.

Educational/Outreach Services

  • Beginners Budgeting
  • Credit Basics
  • ID Theft
  • Fair Housing
  • A Guide to Renting
  • Predatory Lending
  • Homebuyer Education (Certificate Awarded)
  • Foreclosure Prevention

One-On-One Counseling Services

Pre-purchase Counseling

Overcoming obstacles which may be preventing homeownership.

  • Homebuying Procedures
  • Budget Counseling
  • No Money Saved
  • Establishing Credit
  • Credit Repair
  • Fair Housing Laws
  • Predatory Lending

Post-purchase Counseling

Offering guidance and advice to existing homeowners.

  • Budget Counseling
  • Understanding Your Mortgage
  • Preventing Mortgage Delinquency

Mortgage Delinquency Counseling

Resolving or preventing delinquency on mortgages.

  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Pros & Cons of Refinancing
  • Alternatives to Housing

Rental Counseling

Assistance locating, securing, and maintaining rental property.

  • Budget Counseling
  • Understanding Lease
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Advice on Low-income Housing
  • Eviction Rental Assistance

 

SSVF Program

SSVF homeless housing program can help provide assistance to get you back on your feet.

How do I qualify?

 
  • Veteran, or family member is a veteran
  • Low income
  • Homeless, or about to be homeless

 

What services are available?

  • Housing counseling and temporary financial assistance of up to five months
  • Assistance with VA, rehabilitation counseling, and other benefits
  • Job search assistance

 

What do I need to apply?

  • Proof of Veteran status (i.e. DD-214, VA medical card)
  • Letter or proof of - can be from landlord, family member, friend, shelter, or religions organization
  • Verification of income - can include pay stubs, unemployment compensation, SSI, SSDI, VA income, or self-delcaration of income

 





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