HUD-approved Services

Let our HUD Certified counselors help assess your financial situation and work with you on your financial goals

Homeownership – Pre-purchase | Post-purchase | Foreclosure Prevention

A HUD certified counselor plays a crucial role in guiding homeowners through various stages of the homeownership journey. In the pre-purchase phase, we can provide invaluable assistance by offering financial education, helping individuals understand mortgage options, and assessing their readiness for homeownership. Post-purchase, our counselors continue to be a reliable resource, aiding homeowners in budgeting, managing finances, and navigating any unexpected challenges that may arise. In times of financial distress, particularly in the face of potential foreclosure, HUD certified counselors shine by crafting personalized strategies for foreclosure prevention. We work to negotiate with lenders, explore loan modification options, and provide emotional support, ensuring that homeowners have a fighting chance to keep their homes. Overall, First Nation Community Financial’s counselors serve as pillars of support, empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve and maintain successful homeownership.

Rental Counseling and Eviction Prevention

A HUD certified counselor is an ally for renters, empowering them with a deep understanding of their rights and responsibilities. Our counselors work to educate renters about local and federal housing laws, ensuring that individuals are well-versed in their rights regarding fair housing, lease agreements, and eviction procedures. In the face of potential eviction, counselors step in to provide guidance on communication with landlords, explore available assistance programs, and strategize on how to address financial challenges. By equipping renters with the knowledge and tools to assert their rights, our counselors act as advocates, helping to prevent unjust evictions and fostering a more equitable and informed rental landscape. 

Predatory Lending Prevention

Through comprehensive education and guidance, First Nation Community Financial’s HUD certified counselors empower potential borrowers with the knowledge needed to discern fair lending terms from predatory ones. We can help shed light on deceptive practices, high-risk loans, and hidden fees, ensuring that individuals are equipped to make informed decisions about their financial future. Additionally, our counselors work to strengthen clients’ financial literacy, teaching them to recognize warning signs and navigate the complexities of the lending landscape. By fostering awareness and providing strategic guidance, we help shield against predatory lending, ultimately contributing to more secure and responsible financial choices for individuals seeking loans or mortgages.

First Nations Community Financial is a state chartered not-for-profit Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

206 S Roosevelt Rd, Suite 123 Black River Falls, WI 54615

Upcoming Events
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  • Indianprenuership -            June 28, 2024
  • Housing Resiliency -             July 12, 2024 
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Closed on the Following Holidays

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  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in Sept.)
  • Veterans Day ( November 11th)
  • Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in Nov.)
  • Ho-Chunk Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24th)
  • Christmas (December 25th)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31st)
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*This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220 or call (202) 622-1160.