It took INHP two years to decide that Framework was the way to go. They haven't looked back. VP Rob Evans tells their story.Full Article
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) announces a partnership with Framework®, an industry-leading online education provider, to enhance INHP’s Homebuyer Education (HBE) digital learning platform. By integrating with Framework’s innovative online learning tool, INHP’s HBE course is now the most comprehensive education experience available online, exceeding both HUD and national industry standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.
“As the nonprofit homeownership resource in Indianapolis, INHP strives to be responsive to the needs of its clients, which means ensuring our services are both compatible and convenient with the busy lifestyles of our working families,” said Moira Carlstedt, president of INHP. “Enhancing the online delivery of our Homebuyer Education course is critical to help even more homebuyers access the information they need to enter the market knowledgeable, fully understanding of their options and positioned to become long-term, successful homeowners. Our partnership with Framework gives us the confidence we are providing our clients with an industry-leading online learning experience to help them prepare for what will likely be the largest transaction in their lifetime.”
INHP offers both traditional in-class and online learning experiences for its HBE course, which is designed to prepare any first-time homebuyer or buyers needing a refresher. The course covers the basic principles of the home-buying process including: preparing your credit to qualify for a mortgage, homeowners insurance, shopping for a home, home inspections, how to work with a contractor and how to prepare for closing. Pre-purchase Homebuyer education is also required by some lenders before buyers can close on their mortgage. To learn more about INHP’s online and in-class Homebuyer Education offerings, visit http://www.inhp.org/homebuyers-education/.
We’re so excited to partner with INHP to bring Framework to its clients across the Indianapolis region,” said Danielle Samalin, president of Framework and vice president of Homeownership Initiatives at the Housing Partnership Network, which operates the platform in partnership with the Minnesota Homeownership Center. “We launched Framework to serve the needs of first-time and returning homebuyers who want to arm themselves with the knowledge and know-how to successfully navigate the changing real estate market. Although buying a home has gotten more complicated, savvy homebuyers contribute to more sustainable homeownership. Framework enables homebuyers to learn about the process on their own time, at the own pace, with access to professionals along with way.”
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Partnering with Framework is one element of INHP’s comprehensive initiative to enhance the online delivery of its unique suite of homeownership resources, which include mortgage lending, one-on-one mortgage and credit advising and homeownership and financial education. Additionally, INHP recently launched online versions of additional course offerings, including Dollars & Sense and Understanding Credit. INHP also offers clients the option of conducting virtual meetings using Skype and mobile video chat technology.
ABOUT The INDIANAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (INHP)
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) is the leading homeownership resource in Marion County dedicated to serving homeowners and homebuyers with low, moderate and middle incomes. As a trusted nonprofit, INHP has empowered thousands of working families for nearly 25 years to become and remain homeowners. This is accomplished through an effective blend of homeownership education, financial and mortgage advising and a variety of affordable mortgage and loan options to buy a home or make improvements. INHP’s comprehensive homeowner and homebuyer services are designed to create and support homeowners who can sustain their investment in their homes—ultimately helping to strengthen and encourage the growth of vibrant Indianapolis neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.inhp.org or call 317.610.HOME.
Framework is an online homeownership education course created by the Housing Partnership Network and the Minnesota Homeownership Center. An engaging way to learn about the home-buying process, Framework appeals to seasoned and first-time homebuyers alike. The interactive course is organized into a 9-module format that is user-friendly and fun, while exceeding National Industry Standard requirements for homeownership education. Users can follow the course at their own pace, with fluid design and virtual advisors to keep the experience both lively and insightful. Studies have shown that homeownership education is the single most effective tool for achieving successful homeownership. Framework gives prospective homebuyers an advantage, enabling them to become smart, confident successful homeowners. To learn more about Framework, please visit www.frameworkhomeownership.org.