DALLAS, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity launched two innovative tools that will support individuals on their home buying journeys better than ever before.
Thanks to generous donations from the Moody Foundation and The NBCUniversal Foundation for technology innovation, today, Dallas Habitat launched its new mobile app, HomeSuite, bringing the relationship between a potential homeowner and their Dallas Habitat homeownership counselor right to their fingertips.
The app, which is available in English and Spanish, enables users to:
- Access education courses
- Track their debt reduction progress and access a savings calculator
- Track sweat equity and outstanding items on their action plan
Additionally, Dallas Habitat is now the first Habitat affiliate in the world to offer a public digital education library that will provide anyone with access to free education courses about homeownership topics such as understanding credit scores, determining a responsible debt-to-income ratio and building a savings account.
"Though most people know us from our home building activities, Dallas Habitat educates and counsels hundreds of families a year on the home buying process," said Dave Crawford, Dallas Habitat CEO. "These new online resources will be a real game-changer, as they allow potential homeowners to take classes when and where it fits into their schedule and prepare more individuals to purchase a home – whether it's through us or on the open market. We are grateful for the Moody Foundation and The NBCUniversal Foundation in helping us reach more potential homeowners across DFW."
"The Moody Foundation is pleased to invest in Dallas Habitat's endeavors to educate and guide future homeowners," said Frances Moody-Dahlberg, chairman and executive director of the Moody Foundation. "Homeownership is part of the American dream, and Habitat for Humanity is helping so many people who otherwise might not be able to achieve that dream."
"We applaud Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity for launching the area's first-ever mobile app that gives individuals the information and tools they need to realize their dream of homeownership," said Tom Ehlmann, President and General Manager for NBC 5 and Telemundo 39. "This program exemplifies the ideals of Project Innovation, which is to help local organizations resolve everyday problems through innovative way."
SOURCE Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity