Mission: To promote growth and stability in our communities by creating affordable housing opportunities for everyone. To provide affordable long-term care for our seniors, homeless, and disabled citizens allowing them to live in a safe, comfortable, and secure environment, and to provide affordable housing and home ownership opportunities for the brave men and women of our armed forces, active, retired, and disabled alike.
Results: Since 1993, we have helped hundreds of families find affordable housing in the form of rentals and home ownership. Southeastern Housing has rehabilitated or built more than 800 single-family units with concentration being on establishing strong, safe, and secure housing at an affordable price. Our "Lease to Own" program is second to none. We are working to re-establish the American Dream!
Target demographics: Low and Moderate income families, military veterans, seniors, and single parents.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Since 1993 we have helped more than 1,000 families with affordable housing through home ownership, Lease to own housing, and affordable rentals.
Geographic areas served: Georgia, NC, SC, Fl, and throughout the southeast.
Programs: "A Home For the Brave" for our military veterans, LTO or "Lease to Own" housing, home buyer education, affordable rental housing, senior housing, down payment assistance programs.
Professional with expertise in this field
I'v had the good fortune to work with this orgnaization on and off for over 15 years. As a mortgage lender with a career built entirely around meeting the needs of first time homebuyers, I've had ample opportunity to work with Southeastern Housing when they have people ready to make the leap to homeownership.
The preparation with the potential homeowner to be 'fiscally ready' (both financially and mentally) has already occurred through the indiviualized guidance received from the Foundaton. Many times the Foundation will refer these future homeowners to us to offer a plan to address their credit needs to become 'mortgage ready'. We construct the plan, but the Foundation helps the client effect the plan.
I endorse the Foundation for inclusion in the 'top rated list' as I believe they have successfully helped numerous low- to moderate-income households achieve their dreams of homeownership.
In 2004 I bought a house from Southeastern Housing, it was a smooth transition and they were so helpful even with the financing. The staff was friendly and courteous, treated us like family. The property was beautiful and perfect for my husband and I. I am still in the home but if i ever wanted to move I would start with Southeastern Housing.