GOALS: Gaining Opportunity to Assets, Loans, and Savings.

We offer a number of programs and services that connect you to the knowledge and resources you need to reach your financial GOALS! Explore the details of each below:

Homebuyer Assistance Program

A home is a valuable investment — often one of the largest and most important you’ll make — but where do you start? How do you find the funds necessary to initiate the homebuying process?

Through the Homebuyer Assistance program, homeownership is an obtainable goal. We help first-time homebuyers with the upfront costs of down payment and closing costs, providing forgivable five year loans for up to $5,000. By becoming a homeowner, you not only promote your own stability, but that of your family and neighborhood.

No matter which county you are buying your home in, your lender needs to submit the CommunityWorks Lender Form.

To determine if you’re eligible and begin the application process, explore the following documents:

Greenville County Homebuyers:

Spartanburg County Homebuyers:

In order to be eligible, you must be pre-approved for a mortgage by a lender and have selected the house you wish to buy.

PRISMA Health Employer Assisted Housing Program

Finding affordable housing near your PRISMA (formerly Greenville Hospital System) place of work can be frustrating. That’s why we have the PRISMA Employer Assisted Housing Program. We partner with PRISMA employers who help us provide safe, affordable housing for their employees close to the workplace. CommunityWorks will provide up to $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible applicants.

To determine if you’re eligible and begin the application process, explore the following documents:

Disaster Preparedness at Home Resource Guide

Are you and your home prepared for a natural disaster? Check out this free resource that will help you plan for the unforeseen. The Disaster Preparedness at Home Resource Guide will walk you through creating a personalized family emergency/disaster plan and provide you with essential information and resources that you will need to protect yourself.

Youth Savers Club

Knowledge and job skills are essential to financial stability; yet, many students struggle to afford the college education or career preparedness training they need. The Youth Savers Club helps make career aspirations a reality.

The Youth Savers Club is a matched savings program designed to help high school juniors and seniors cover the high costs of higher education education and career training. CommunityWorks is committed to helping students fulfill their career dreams by matching participating students’ savings up to $1,000.

Qualifications

  • Be a Greenville County Resident
  • Meet Income Requirements

Requirements

  • Save at Least $20/month for 6 Months
  • Attend the Junior Achievement Personal Finance Training

Eligible Uses

  • Tuition, Text books, Supplies
  • Application & Testing Fees
  • Employment Certification Fees

Interested?

Consumer Loans

If you have subprime credit, you’re not alone — over 64% of South Carolinians face the same problem, preventing them from accessing traditional banking services.

Not only does this make it difficult for you to meet financial needs, but it also puts you at risk of being manipulated by a predatory lender, who will try and charge you outrageous interest rates.

CommunityWorks offers consumer loans to help you strengthen your credit, consolidate high interest debt, and build assets. The ultimate goal is to give you the tools and resources you need to build wealth and establish financial capability.

Credit Starter Loan

The Credit Starter Loan is all you need to get your credit started off right. Borrow $500 and build your credit in just 12 months.

Fresh Start Consolidation Loan

The Fresh Start Consolidation Loan can help you by consolidating or refinancing your debt. Borrow up to $1,500 at low interest to put money back in your pocket. Start the journey to reducing your monthly debt payment and eventually get out of debt completely.

Borrow and Save Loan

With the Borrow and Save Loan, you can borrow up to $10,000 while building your savings and boosting your credit score. Take control of your finances, gain money now and start saving for the future!

Financial Wellness

When you’re struggling to make ends meet, it can be overwhelming to try and learn more about your finances and how to properly manage them. You want to save money and start building a stable financial future, but lack the knowledge to make it happen. With predatory lenders and credit scams, you may not even want to try out of fear of losing more.

CommunityWorks offers a free alternative through the Financial Wellness Program, providing the tools and resources you need to take control of your finances. Just as you should visit your doctor for a regular checkup, you should visit us to evaluate your financial health. Whether you want to know what you need to do to be mortgage-ready, or if you just have some simple questions about your credit, these one-on-one sessions with our financial coaches are extremely beneficial. During these sessions, you’ll…

Step 1: Go over a personalized budget with suggestions and tips to save money, helping you establish a spending and money management plan.

Step 2: Explore a personal review of your credit report and score, where we explain why you have your current score and demonstrate ways to improve your credit.

* Checking your credit through our site does not affect your credit score. All information provided through the site is confidential and private. CommunityWorks does not have access to your SavvyMoney profile in any way.

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