Staff Insights: Meet Our Homebuyer Counseling Support Specialist

November 16, 2017 Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in the real estate industry? Then read on! Today, we had a chance to talk with our homebuyer counseling support specialist  Wanda Smiling. Wanda has a load… Read more

Staff Insights: What’s It Like to Be a Homeownership Advisor?

October 19, 2017 HDF is thankful to have so many dedicated staff members. Today, we sit and chat with Roxana Ubillus, our Senior Homeownership advisor  about her work as a counselor and her life beyond HDF. As a homeownership advisor,… Read more

Top 6 Reasons Why Owning a House Can Make You Become Healthier

October 6, 2017 Have you ever wondered if owning a house could make you become healthier? It sounds unrelated, right? But we think that there’re a number of reasons why home ownership and health are related. Below are our top… Read more

5 Reasons Why Owning a Home is Better Than Renting

September 18, 2017 Are you one of those people debating if they should continue to rent or should start to think of buying a home? If yes, then read on! For some people, renting could be a better option than… Read more

HDF Receives Grants from Partners and Supporters in Summer 2017

August 30, 2017 This summer, HDF receives grants from our partners and supporters to finance our fist-time homebuyer programs and general operations. HDF is the proud recipient of a $447,000 grant from NeighborWorks America, a $10,000 grant from Webster Bank,… Read more

A Farewell to Our Summer Interns

August 17, 2017 Thanks our interns from FUTURE5 Stamford for a great summer’s worth of work! This year, our three interns Karl Augustin, Jennifer Midi, and Medinard Michel helped us out with the Finance department for almost three months! Thank… Read more

First-Time Homebuyers: What Kinds of Mortgages Are There?

Aug 3, 2017 When you’re thinking about buying a home, one of the first questions you might have is what kind of a mortgage to get – or even what types of mortgages there are! At HDF it’s our mission… Read more

HDF Staff Spend the Day Volunteering at The Open Door Shelter!

July 26, 2017 HDF staff participated in NeighborWorks America’s annual NeighborWorks Week, which brings together thousands of NeighborWorks Organizations to support other nonprofit organizations that strive to improve communities across the Country. This year, HDF partnered with the Open Door… Read more

DEBUNKED! Three myths about buying a home

June 1, 2017 Stamford, CT  – Housing Development Fund announced an expanded series of homebuyer education workshops to help consumers debunk three persistent home buying myths. According to research from NeighborWorks America, 90 percent of consumers consider owning a home… Read more

A four-point strategy to revive homeownership

June 22, 2017 It’s not looking good for homeownership these days. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 63.7 percent of households owned their homes at the end of 2016, down from a peak of 69.2 percent in 2004. While there… Read more