Coalition announces expo to help Joliet homeowners

The city of Joliet said its upcoming housing expo will provide prospective homeowners the resources they need to ease the home buying process.

The Joliet Housing Expo is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 at Joliet West High School. Representatives from realty offices, banks and housing counseling will be giving presentations and will be available to answer any questions.

“This Housing Expo will be reaching residents in the area who want to pursue the American Dream of homeownership,” said Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Prospective buyers can take advantage of the Joliet Down Payment Assistance Program. This is open to low to moderate-income homebuyers purchasing a home as long as the property being acquired is located within the Joliet city limits and occupied by the homebuyer as his/her principal residence. The city of Joliet, in cooperation with the Will County Center for Community Concerns, has committed more than $650,000 for the program.

The event is sponsored by the city of Joliet, Will County Center for Community Concerns, Three Rivers Association of Realtors, Standard Bank and First Midwest Bank.

“The Three Rivers Association of Realtors members are proud to partner with the city of Joliet and the Will County Center for Community Concerns to make home ownership a reality for more families,” said David McClintock, CEO of Three Rivers.

Residents who are interested in attending the expo can find more information on the Housing Expo Facebook page, www.facebook.com/joliethousingexpo.

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