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WEBINAR: Can Lease Purchase Save Us?

JANUARY 11, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET



Sponsored by NeighborWorks America and the National Housing Institute/Shelterforce

As developers struggle to find buyers for rehabbed affordable homes, many are looking to a lease-purchase model to expand the pool of potential owners. But lease-purchase is far more complicated than just an end-run around the credit crunch.

Join Shelterforce editor Miriam Axel-Lute for an informative discussion among the subjects of her groundbreaking article “Can Lease Purchase Save Us?” published earlier this year. Speakers will address a variety of issues that are critical in planning a successful lease-purchase program:

  • Short-term vs. long-term conversion: what is the primary goal of your lease-purchase program?  Is it to turn the property over to a homeowner as quickly as possible or to get the property occupied quickly to avoid vandalism and further deterioration of the neighborhood?
  • Property management issues: what are the challenges and strategies to address what is unique about scattered site property management for occupants in transition from rental to ownership?
  • Buyer development issues: how can you make sure that your lease-purchasers are on a steady path to ownership?

To view the materials and listen to the recorded webinar click here.