Important Links


National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
www.homeownershipstandards.org

A set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services.  Industry professionals who adopt these standards can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality advice.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentwww.hud.gov 

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.  HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Councilwww.ffiec.gov

The Council is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. In 2006, the State Liaison Committee (SLC) was added to the Council as a voting member. The SLC includes representatives from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the American Council of State Savings Supervisors (ACSSS), and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS).

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissionwwwphrc.state.pa.us

The PA Human Relations Commission enforces Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws and promotes equal opportunity.  We encourage diverse workplaces, schools and communities where differences are not just tolerated, but celebrated.

NeighborWorks Americawww.nw.org

NeighborWorks America helps NeighborWorks organizations work toward common goals, share resources, and spark innovations to revitalize their communities.  Though remarkably diverse, the national programs all further the NeighborWorks goal of strengthening communities.

National NeighborWorks Associationwww.nnwa.us

National NeighborWorks Association unites housing and community development practitioners to advocate for housing and economic opportunities for individuals, families, communities, and neighborhoods across the country.

NeighborWorks Association of Pennsylvaniahttp://www.nwassociationpa.org

NeighborWorks® Association of Pennsylvania serves as the advocacy voice for clients and constituents of NeighborWorks® organizations operating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Activities include legislative advocacy, marketing of the NeighborWorks® America brand, and effective collaboration with reputable public and private entities serving the residents of Pennsylvania on matters of affordable housing and financial empowerment.

County of Northampton Homeowners Resourceswww.northamptoncounty.org

Homeowner Resources: Mortgage Assistance, Renovations and Repairs, Emergency Home Repair, Energy Assistance, and Foreclosure Assistance.

County of Lehigh Housing Programswww.lehighcounty.org

Housing Rehabilitation Programs, Affordable Rentals and Home Ownership, Rental Assistance, and Fair Housing.

City of Easton Community and Economic Development www.easton-pa.com/cedabout.html

Neighborhoods, Simon Silk Mill, City Services, Businesses, Downtown Revitalization, and Toursim.

City of Bethlehem – www.bethlehem-pa.gov

The City of Bethlehem fully endorses State and Federal law regarding housing discrimination and actively promotes full access to housing opportunity, both rental and ownership, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, disability and/or familial status.

In order to affirmatively further Fair Housing, the City of Bethlehem has established a Fair Housing Program and appointed a Fair Housing Officer.  Any person desiring information concerning Fair Housing, or persons who believe they have been discriminated against in any housing related matter, may contact the program for counseling and referral to State and Federal enforcement agencies.

City of Allentownwww.allentownpa.gov

Pre-Sales Inspection program, Rental Information, and Home Buyer Resources.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commercewww.lehighvalleychamber.org

The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. The Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide. Our vision is a unified Lehigh Valley business community, working together to improve our economy and quality of life in every community and On Every Main Street.