Join us to celebrate NeighborWorks Week

It starts with a dream

Many people dream of owning a home—a place to lay their head at night, a place to raise a family, a place to build a life. But sometimes, it’s hard knowing where to begin in turning that dream into a reality.

In celebration of National NeighborWorks Week, Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services will be hosting a free educational event, Homeownership: Making your dream a reality, on Wednesday, June 10th. The event will be held at the Albany Library on 2450 14th Avenue SE in Albany from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. and will help future homeowners begin the process.

Homeownership Event Flyer

Owning a home can be more than just a dream

With the recent economic challenges, some might believe that the idea of owning a home is simply that—an idea. However, according to Kym O’Hare, Homeownership Manager for WNHS, homeownership is within reach.

“Through our outreach efforts, we find that many local residents assume they’ll never be able to buy their own homes, but that’s simply not true,” said O’Hare. “We’re here to help connect first-time home buyers with the resources and support they need to find and purchase affordable homes.”

No time like the present to explore homeownership

As the economy begins to recover, the best time to become a first-time homeowner may be now.

“Mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows, so it’s a great time to buy a home, especially with the support of our agency,” explained O’Hare. “It may even be more affordable than a monthly rent payment.”

Register now to learn more

If you would like to learn how you can become a future homeowner, sign up now for this free event: Homeownership: Making your dream a reality. Registration is required.

“There are many benefits to homeownership,” said O’Hare. “We want to help people understand their options and learn how to navigate the process, from qualifying for a mortgage all the way through getting the keys.”

For more information or to register, contact WNHS at 541-752-7220 Ext. 300,, or visit the WNHS website at