Project NOW Housing Division offers a variety of programs to the residents of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. These programs, funded primarily by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, bring essential services to help improve the communities we serve.
Project NOW offers Homebuyer Education classes that emphasize:
- Budgeting & Credit Reports
- Mortgage Loan Basics
- The Real Estate Agent & Looking for a Home
- Taxes, Insurance and The Closing
- Inspections, Maintenance and Ongoing Responsibilities
Classes are held monthly on Saturdays. They are free and open to the public.
Times: Registrations begin at 8:30am, and workshops end at 2:30pm. Lunch is provided.
Fifteenth Avenue Christan Church
3600 15th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
Education is provided by
Rock Island Economic Growth Corp.
in partnership with
The Homebuyer Seminars are designed to educate potential home buyers about:
- Importance of good credit
- How to establish a budget
- How to obtain a mortgage
- How to shop for a home
- Life as a homeowner
The following are the dates for the homebuyer workshops in 2013
- January 12
- February 23
- March 30
- April 27
- May 18
- June 15
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 19
- November 16
- There is no December workshop
To find out more, please call 309-793-6391.
To register for a seminar you may contact either Project NOW, Inc. CAA at 309-793-6391 or Rock Island Economic Growth Corp. at 309-788-6311.
Early registration makes for better provision of training materials and assures your client a seat.
People who have completed the seminar are eligible for first time homebuyer assistance programs through Project NOW, Inc, CAA, Rock Island Economic Growth and City of Moline.
Project NOW has experienced, trained staff who can set up an appointment for individualized assistance and planning for Pre-Purchase Counseling.
Home Purchase and Rehabilitation
Clients who have completed the Homebuyer Education Class may qualify for Project NOW’s forgivable mortgage loan program; Homebuyer with Rehab.
Homebuyer with Rehab Program
This program offers help for the following:
- Down Payment Assistance
- Closing Costs
- Needed Repairs
Single Family Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program (SFOOR)
Assists existing homeowners with necessary home repairs to bring your home to Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Funds are typically used for updates and repairs to:
- Electrical Repairs
- Roof Repair or Replacement
- Kitchens and Bathrooms
For further information on Project NOW’s Homeowner Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention programs please call (309) 793-6391.