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Owning a home is the dream of many American households. Establishing roots in a community and building equity in one's home are certainly things to be proud of. Since Hurricane Katrina, many of our community’s residents have faced increasingly unaffordable housing costs. Post-Katrina housing remains unaffordable for many, with 36 percent of renters in the city paying more than 50 percent of their pre-tax income on rent and utilities in 2012, up from 24 percent of renters in 2004.
ASII addresses these problems and helps residents fulfill their dreams of home ownership through credit & debt counseling, first-time homebuyer education, and foreclosure intervention counseling.
ASII established its Counseling and Financial Education Program upon its 2006 HUD certification as a Housing Counseling Agency. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,500 individuals and families have been served through workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions. Home Ownership workshops are primarily conducted in the Clifford Rosenthal Community Center located at 3401 St. Claude Avenue, however, because of its partnership with ASI Federal Credit Union, the counseling team can make special accommodations for counseling sessions at many of the credit union’s branches in locations such as Mid-City, Uptown, Downtown, and the Westbank.
For more information, please Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.733.1733 ext. 79704.
ASII adheres to the National Standards of Housing Counseling and Homebuyer Education for all housing counseling and homebuyer education standards. Additionally, ASII is certified through the Louisiana Homebuyer Education Collaborative.
Our Counseling and Financial Education Program provides the following services: