Federal Grant Funds HomeownershipCounseling At CUs

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WASHINGTON - (10/27/05) -- The U.S. Department of Housing andUrban development has awarded a $701,000 grant to the National CUFoundation to help finance homeownership counseling programs at 13credit union programs around the country. The credit unions willprovide a full range of counseling services, from pre-purchase topost-occupancy. Program leaders are participating this week in anorientation at the foundation's Madison offices. Alternatives FCU;Border FCU, Cincinnati Central CU, CU Housing Partnership (GTE FCUand Suncoast Schools FCU); El Paso Affordable Housing CUSO (eightEl Paso, Texas, area credit unions); First Choice CU; LA DOT FCU;Opportunities CU; OUR FCU; Security 1st FCU; South Side CommunityCU; Syracuse Cooperative FCU and WCTA FCU.

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