DE PERE, WI - On Friday, August 28, 2015, our incoming freshmen will join together for "Into the Streets" and will be available to serve our community in the afternoon.
As part of St. Norbert College's Week of Welcome, "Into the Streets" provides our incoming students with the opportunity to assist you with any needs you might have and also learn about the work that you do to meet the needs in our community. Past projects have included: painting, cleaning/organizing, weeding/mulching, sorting food/clothing, assembling kits, assisting with mailings and helping with events.
We will consider any project request that will be of help to you and your organization and that can be met by students serving in groups of 10-12. Students are available to serve either directly at your site or they can complete a project for your organization on-campus.
If you are interested in partnering with us, either as a service site at your agency and/or through an on-campus project please register by July 10, 2015. Event details and registration can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/forms/JEvGurKJVZ
Contact Susan Angoli at 403-3374 for additional information.
Home-ownership Opportunities with No Down-payment Home Loans Available Now
STEVENS POINT, WI - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development kicked off National Home-ownership Month Monday by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural areas. In celebration,USDA Rural Development Wisconsin Housing Program Director, Dave Schwobe, announced the continued availability of funds for home-ownership loans to rural Wisconsin residents.
Home-ownership provides a strong foundation to help build household wealth, start a business or fund education through home equity. Since the creation of USDA’s single-family housing programs in 1949, USDA has helped more than 3 million rural residents access the American dream of home-ownership.
In Wisconsin, USDA Rural Development has over $9 million dollars available in Direct Home Loan Program funds to help rural residents become homeowners.
“Wisconsin has initiated a campaign that is designed to promote full utilization of Fiscal Year 2015 annual appropriations” said Schwobe. “With these funds, USDA can assist nearly 100 additional individuals and families become successful homeowners this year. We have made processing these applications a priority.”
Direct Single Family Housing Loans are available at 100 percent financing with no down payment directly through USDA Rural Development for a period of 30-38 years, and at a reasonable interest rate, currently 3.125 percent. Qualification for a Rural Direct Home Loan is also based on the household’s income. A portion of the interest payment on the loan may be subsidized by the Federal Government, making purchasing a home more affordable for families and individuals who live, or want to live, in rural Wisconsin. USDA Rural Development Rural Direct Home Loans may be made for the purchase of an existing home or new home construction.