We firmly believe that you can not service people out of poverty. At it’s core, the ability to escape poverty is a matter of employment, wealth creation and asset accumulation. It is our mission to assist families and individuals escape the cycle of persistent poverty by utilizing asset-based wealth building strategies that actively promote homeownership, small business development and education. From homeownership assistance to services for youth and families, SCOPP's provides innovative programming designed to rebuild families, neighborhoods and community.
The City of Canton Down Payment Assistance Program - is designed to aid low-to-moderate income families overcome the high cost of purchasing a new home. For information and the latest eligibility guidelines and how to apply.
OHFA First Time Homebuyer Program - Thousands of low- and moderate-income Ohioans have purchased homes of their own thanks to OHFA’s First-Time Homebuyer Program. For eligibility requirements and how to apply. Or follow the links below and fax the information to: The Office of Homeownership (614) 995-0487.
The Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable Program was created to help homeowners refinance or modify their mortgage payments to a level that would be more affordable now as well as in the future. For more information or to see if you are eligible follow one of the links listed below.
Within the last five years, nearly 3 million households in the United States have experienced foreclosure - the majority of which disproportionately effects low-income and minority homebuyers. SCOPP’s Homeownership Counseling is designed to assist Canton area homebuyers navigate the home buying process and ultimately become successful homeowners long-term.
FannieMae’s Home Counselor On-Line is a premier, comprehensive web-based counseling tool that allows SCOPP to help perspective homebuyers prepare for homeownership, apply for and receive home loans—as well as provide the post-purchase support necessary to remain successful homeowners.
The Homeownership Reality Game (THORG) is an interactive board game designed to promote home “keepership” in this age of high foreclosure rates. The game is designed to be the core element in a new approach to pre-and post-purchase education programs. Find out what people are saying about the game and for information on the next session contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Visible House we offers a series of home ownership classes over a 10 week period designed to provide new homebuyers with the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain their home. Sessions include basic electricity and plumbing, home inspections, basement maintenance, weatherization, general housekeeping, lead based paint safety, consumer fraud and much more. For information on the next Visible House session contact email@example.com or for directions to Visible House
In keeping with our mission to assist area residents escape the cycle of persistent poverty, in 1997, SCOPP added the Individual Development Account Asset Management program as a way to help support our Family Development initiative. Individual Development Accounts (IDA) provide an innovative entrepreneurial means to rebuild families, neighborhoods and community. Additionally the Family Developmnt Program provides programming in the following areas:
If you are interested in starting a new business venture, owning a home or continuing your education and would like more information contact us.
Strong communities offer an exceptional variety of housing choices in order to satisfy the needs of its residents. The cycle of housing requirements for many families should include a transition from an apartment to a starter home, to family home, to empty-nester housing, to retirement housing. As a household's needs changes, these needs should be met in Canton rather than outside the City. In our continuing effort to meet the housing needs of Stark County residents, in June of 2006 SCOPP broke ground on the Willow Park Single Family Homes subdivision. Phase 1 of the Project was completed in 2007 and we currently have 4 homes available for qualified homebuyers. For more infomartion and eligibility requirements.
Karl Green and Mellissa Bailey-Green and son Jacob with Willow Park Project Manager Amanda Stewart and Family Development Director Sharon Nunn-Alexander after the Greens closed on their home in the Willow Park subdivision.