Pathways to Homeownership

Building a Foundation for the Future

Owning a home is not just about having a place to live; it’s about building a foundation for the future and creating a legacy for generations to come. That’s why we’re dedicated to partnering with Black individuals and families on their journey to homeownership through our Pathways to Homeownership program.

The Pathways program is designed to provide support, resources, and guidance every step of the way—whether you’re dreaming of owning your first home, or looking to make a move into a new space. Our team is here to help you navigate the process with confidence and clarity.

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First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Here’s what you can expect from the Pathways to Homeownership team:

  1. Education and Counseling: We offer workshops, seminars, and one-on-one counseling sessions to help you understand the home buying process. From financial health to understanding mortgages and closing costs, we’ll equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
  2. Financial Assistance: We understand that one of the biggest barriers to homeownership can be financial. That’s why we help our clients to understand the different programs, grants, and low-interest loans available to help overcome financial obstacles and achieve your homeownership goals.
  3. Community Support: Building a supportive community is essential on the journey to homeownership. Through networking events, support groups, and online forums, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who are on a similar path, share experiences, and learn from each other.
  4. Partnerships and Resources: We’ve established partnerships with real estate agents, lenders, and other professionals who are committed to supporting Black homeownership. Additionally, we offer access to valuable resources, including homebuyer guides, checklists, and toolkits to streamline the home buying process.

Together, let’s build a future where Black homeownership thrives, and communities flourish. We’re excited to embark on this journey with you!

To get started, click here to complete a brief intake form, or drop by the Tacoma Urban League to visit with one our housing counselors.

Visit our blog to learn about the origins of this collaborative program. 


"Stability is important to me. I want to be able to give my daughter that. I want her to be able to attend one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. I do not want her to have to move around like I did.  Words can’t describe the guidance I received from Habitat on how to improve life for my daughter and me."


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