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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Financial Counseling, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Human Services

Mission: The mission of HomesteadCS is to provide education and other resources to increase affordable, sustainable housing opportunities and financial stability in the communities we serve and to be a catalyst for the development and revitalization of our neighborhoods.

Results: HomesteadCS (Homestead Consulting Services) is the dba of Lafayette Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. Homestead has offered Homeownership Programs, including Budget and Financial Counseling, since our beginning in 1983. As part of our affordable housing mission, in 2012, we had a pilot program for Tenant Education. Tenant Education was formally added in 2013. In our history, we have helped approximately 1,150 families purchase homes and have counseled over 13,000 families regarding their housing situation. The value of homes saved through our Foreclosure Counseling exceeds $70 million and the value of homes purchased is over $7.5 million.

Target demographics: We help all families in our geographic service area, regardless of income, decrease foreclosure, increase homeownership, and ensure that they have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2015, we directly helped 323 Delinquency & Foreclosure Clients, 52 Reverse Mortgage Clients, 33 New Homeowners, 51 HomeBuyer Education Clients, 6 Bank On Tippecanoe Clients, 27 Pre-purchase Counseling Clients, 9 Post-purchase Counseling Clients, and 38 Tenant Education Clients. Over $10 million in homes were saved from foreclosure in 2015

Geographic areas served: Tippecanoe, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Putnam, Warren, and White Counties in Indiana

Programs: Pre-purchase Counseling, HomeBuyer Education, Down Payment Assistance, Home Repair Grants, Foreclosure Prevention and Delinquency Counseling, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Tenant Education, and Bank On Tippecanoe.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have enjoy working at HomesteadCs many of the staff are very helpful . they are able to guide you down the right path. I have learn so much being here about this company. They are great people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization with wonderful counselors and employees - all for a great cause. HomesteadCS continues to make the Tippecanoe county area and surrounding counties a better place to live with the programs and opportunities they offer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Homestead CS not only helps people save their own home, but also the neighborhoods and community. They are a great non profit that has wonderful staff that go above and beyond when working with clients or on fundraisers.

James105

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met the people of Homestead consulting while helping with one of their fund raiser. After getting to know Marie Morse and Joe Kellogg they gave me information about several programs that would help my family and I through our (then) situation.

Homestead helped my wife and I through the Hoosier hardest hit fund enrollment process.

Joe Kellogg as well as the rest of the staff were simply great to work with and extremely helpful during the process.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Homestead CS provides critical services in the community to homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes and to potential home buyers which helps them be responsible and successful homeowners. This organization is committed to keeping people in their homes and works tirelessly to make this happen. The staff is friendly and hardworking. We are fortunate to have an organization such as this in our community!

Sharon96

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Having a client who was in need of help to save their home we gave them the contacts for Homestead Consulting. Joe Kellogg and the organization was able to guide them and help them to save their home. This is a success story not only for the client but for the entire community as all win when a foreclosure is avoided. property values are maintained and financial institutions are able survive. This is a great organization and I wish more people were aware they were out there to help.

Larry32

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a shame that many people in trouble with their house payments due to layoffs or job changes, etc., do not know that there may be help for them. By calling Homestead CS people can understand what options are available to help them.

Kathy139

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member for Homestead CS, I get a first hand look at all of the great things they have been doing in the Greater Lafayette Area to save homes for clients, learn money saving skills, obtain affordable lending and just being there to see people through rough times has been amazing. I believed in this organization and the work they were doing so when I was asked to serve on the board, I didn't hesitate. They are a great organization doing great work.