Housing Education and Counseling
A stable financial situation can make all the difference in a person’s life. Thrive Virginia’s goal is to assist in obtaining and building assets that create pathways for achieving family self-sufficiency and economic stability.
We believe that economic inclusion—bringing everyone into the financial mainstream—is integral to the housing development of our region. If people are given a chance to access, obtain, and build concrete and tangible assets, such as savings or a home, they are more likely to participate in the workforce, pursue education, or engage in other activities that help them achieve self-sufficiency and economic mobility.
For many low income individuals and families, building wealth or owning assets may seem out of reach. However, through our program’s budgeting, pre-purchase counseling, and savings strategies, the dream of owning and maintaining your own home can become a reality.
Thrive Virginia’s program is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each service is designed to assist our customers in achieving financial stability. We offer in-person, one-on-one counseling and telephone counseling. However we strongly encourage face-to-face counseling to ensure our customers have an understanding of their financial situation.
For customers who are unable to meet at one of our offices or via telephone, we are able to refer them to another HUD agency in their immediate service area.
In addition to one-on-one counseling, we also offer general financial literacy classes.