Homebuyers event celebrates and promotes homeownership

The tribe celebrated homeownership at the second annual Home Buyer’s Event by congratulating citizens who purchased homes in the last year and informing other attendees how they can do the same.

Citizens Terri Raich, Rose Mauiri, Shannon Collier, Jessica Fink, Lea Wilcox, and Matthew and Rayann Shaer each received a braid of sweetgrass and $100 gift card to Lowes. They all purchased homes during the past year, with assistance from the tribe’s Department of Housing & Community Development. Each year, Housing gives more $250,000 to citizen households for down payment and closing cost assistance.

After the gift presentation, panelists from mortgage and banking companies, real estate agencies, and other entities needed in the home buying process spoke, answered audience questions, and set up information booths attendees perused during the event. The panel discussion gave citizens the opportunity to ask questions regarding home purchase readiness, the process for lending, making a sound selection on a home, and more.

If you are interested in purchasing a home or want to ask questions about how it can be possible for you, contact Housing Occupancy Specialist Kim Cushway at kim.cushway@pokagonband-nsn.gov or (269) 462-4253.