Bank offers financial literacy tools

News Graphic Staff

Feb. 12, 2019

OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre has teamed up with three nonprofit organizations to educate individuals and families who are looking to make the dream of homeownership a reality.

Locally, FBFC has branches at 2300 Washington St. in Grafton and 11715 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon.

As a true community bank, FBFC makes it a priority to provide the resources necessary to make sound financial decisions. By teaming up with ACTS Housing, Housing Resources Inc. and the United Community Center, a news release said FBFC is able to provide a series of counseling services that cover topics, including:

■ Learning to calculate how much you can afford

■ Applying and qualifying for mortgage loans

■ Overcoming barriers that may prevent your home purchase

■ Purchasing foreclosed properties

■ Real estate services

■ Down payment and closing cost assistance

■ Loans and grants for home repair ACTS Housing’s mission is to create vibrant Milwaukee neighborhoods through homeownership. Through this mission they are able to assist approximately 100 modest-income families each year. To learn more about their services, check out their website at www.actshousing.org.

Housing Resources Inc. is dedicated to preparing people for successful homeownership by providing quality home counseling services. They have become a trusted leader in assisting hundreds of buyers purchase homes each year.

For more information, visit their website at www.hri-wi.org.

The United Community Center provides programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development and health and human services. Education plays a crucial role in helping those in their community achieve their potential; part of that education includes Homebuyer Counseling. To learn more about their free homebuyer seminars, please visit www.unitedcc. org.

“It is our mission to Make Lives Better and it’s an absolute privilege to work with other organizations who share the same passion for financial education,” said Mark Mohr, president and CEO of FBFC.

To learn more about First Bank Financial Centre, visit FBFCWI.com or call 888-569-9909.