Does your low credit score, past foreclosure, or lack of savings account make you think homeownership is out of reach? Think again. Thanks to Aflac’s Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAP), your dreams are well-within your grasp.
Take Aflac-employee Jamie Landers—she had previously lost a home to foreclosure from a previous marriage. She was remarried and expecting their first child when she attended a Lunch & Learn sponsored by NeighborWorks Columbus, where she said “the seed was planted” for homeownership though she still had her doubts. Within a year, she and her husband became parents and proud new homeowners. Watch an awesome video of them here.
The EAP is a down-payment and closing cost assistance program offered by Aflac to its employees in partnership with NeighborWorks Columbus. The program is for any employee of Aflac looking to purchase his/her first home—EAP will provide $1,000 in assistance to purchase a home anywhere in the region or $5,000 to purchase a home in a transitional neighborhood. Assistance is provided through a “no strings attached” grant and administered through NeighborWorks Columbus, where prospective homebuyers will undergo homeownership and financial counseling, as well as have access to additional assistance should they qualify for it. Since 2002, 206 homebuyers have received $222,000 in assistance.
If you are an employee of Aflac, reach out to us and help us get you into your dream home!