California Community Builders Interview of
National Faith Homebuyers President and CEO
Dina Harris

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Coronavirus update

Monday – Thursday from 10am to 4pm Friday – Closed

Due to the Coronavirus, the NFH offices will be open on a limited schedule:

All counseling appointments will be done online (by video) or by phone. Our offices will only be open to the public for document drop off and pick up, by APPOINTMENT ONLY!

**Subject to change without notice

Appointments must be made ONLY over the phone. Call (313) 255-9500 to make an appointment!

You can be a homeowner in as quickly as 3 months to 1 year.

Homeownership is achievable for everybody!

HomeBuyer Programs

Welcome to National Faith HomeBuyers! Founded in 1996 by Dina Harris, our mission is to expand the American dream of homeownership to everyone. We do this by encouraging, educating and empowering families to take ownership of their lives and develop financially responsible behavior.

See our founder, Dina Harris, discuss this in her interview with California Community Builders.

We understand that homeownership may seem like an impossible dream to many people. The process is complicated and confusing, especially to people who are embarking on the process for the first time or require assistance navigating the system.

National Faith HomeBuyers offers classes and seminars to prep first-time homebuyers for the homebuying experience, called homebuyer assistance programs. We walk our clients through the process while providing other resources to educate and inform them of their options. Some of our classes and services include:

Down payment assistance program

Foreclosure Assistance

Foreclosure Prevention Workshops

Financial literacy

Credit education

Housing counseling

Our services are free.

Through these offerings, we are committed to empowering our clients to achieve homeownership and stop foreclosures. We always strive to do what’s best for the client in a kind, compassionate and nonjudgmental way. Everyone at National Faith and our clients have the same goal: to purchase and stay in a home.

Since our founding in 1996, we have counseled over 7,000 families, which has led to over 1,000 first time home purchases.

If you’d like to learn more about us or get involved, please call (313) 255-9500 to reach our Detroit office and call (678) 553-3770 to get in touch with our Atlanta office or fill out our contact form.

We are also expanding! National Faith HomeBuyers now has locations in Detroit, Westland and Atlanta.

National Faith HomeBuyer’s Story

National Faith Homebuyers was first started in Washtenaw County in 1996. Our founder and executive director, Dina Harris, wanted to create a program to help other people like herself: those who wanted to buy a home for the first time but needed extra help achieving that goal. She also has over 40 years of experience in the housing industry and brings that expertise with her to all National Faith clients.

What was the Washtenaw Homebuyers Program moved to Detroit, and National Faith HomeBuyers was born. Dina has helmed our nonprofit organization ever since then.

Every person you’ll encounter at National Faith HomeBuyers is not only knowledgeable about the homebuying process, but truly cares about the clients. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from the first information session to the closing on your very own home.

Although the organization started in Washtenaw and moved to Detroit, National Faith is expanding to provide first time homebuyer assistance all across the country. We have locations in Detroit, Westland, Michigan, and Atlanta. Our goal is to help people across the nation become homeowners.

Just like our beginnings in Washtenaw, we are committed to providing the best first-time homebuyer education there is, especially to people who need some extra guidance.

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist our clients in realizing the American dream of homeownership. Our program provides individuals and families with resources, knowledge, and financial assistance to become homeowners. We will also assist homeowners to prevent and/or avoid foreclosure.

Many clients come to us thinking they’ll never be able to buy a home, or that foreclosure is the only option. Here, we strive to change that. Our goal is to get clients in their very first homes or keep them in their homes.

Resources We Offer

Buying a home can be a daunting experience, especially if it is your first time. National Faith Homebuyers is dedicated to walking each client through the process while educating them on fiscal responsibility, and the joys and burdens of homeownership.

You can visit our services page for a full list of applications, checklists, workshops and other resources we offer.

Information sessions and Fast Track workshops are offered every month! Check out our calendar for more information on those events. You will need to attend one of these sessions before making an appointment with us for housing counseling.

Get Started with National Faith HomeBuyers

If you’re wondering how to buy a home for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. Our experienced staff will guide you through the homebuying process and educate you on how to maintain financial responsibility and avoid foreclosure.

In order to receive counseling from us, you must first attend an information session and a Fast Track workshop. The calendar for these events can be found here.

Once you have attended an information session and a Fast Track workshop, then you can sign up for an appointment. There, we can discuss what help you need and work out a plan for you to achieve homeownership.

For more information, please call (313) 255-9500 to reach our Detroit office and call (678) 553-3770 to get in touch with our Atlanta office or fill out our contact form.

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

Ready to buy your first home? Besides receiving help and counseling through National Faith, we encourage our clients to be proactive about educating themselves. Here are some other resources for first time homebuyers:

Everyone at National Faith Homebuyers is ready to assist you in your journey to become a homeowner.

Jeffri W.
19:34 30 Nov 22
Excellent experience
Felicia B.
19:15 30 Nov 22
Good information very nice straight to the point staff….
Breanna W.
17:59 30 Nov 22
Micheryll T.
17:56 30 Nov 22
Adams Villiage (.
16:55 30 Nov 22
Very organized and Responsive. The team is on board and respects everyone’s role. Thank you for a great team. I am super excited -Ashley
Brianna J.
16:47 30 Nov 22
Jennifer O.
16:44 30 Nov 22
Karen P.
16:34 30 Nov 22
Kd B.
16:31 30 Nov 22
Amazing
Nicole J.
16:12 30 Nov 22
Allahna A.
17:38 29 Nov 22
Cortnei A.
19:58 22 Nov 22
LaTanya M.
00:32 15 Nov 22
I'm still in the processing stages but working with Sheryl has been Awesome. By the time my interview was over...I knew exactly what I had to complete and why..I was smiling during the whole process..I took in the good, the bad and the ugly, still I... smiled cause now I can see my new home coming soon! Thank You NFH!!read more
Isiah P.
18:14 14 Nov 22
Connika G.
17:56 14 Nov 22
Colleen S.
17:53 14 Nov 22
china P.
17:10 14 Nov 22
Helpful, caring team 💕
Jasmine L.
17:07 14 Nov 22
Sasha B.
16:49 14 Nov 22
Aron L.
16:39 14 Nov 22
Well informed staff. Received & learned alot of homeownership information. Ms S Fils is a great caseworker.
Neicy G.
21:47 10 Nov 22
This is an Awesome opportunity for people like me to experience home ownership- Thank you Ms. DINA HARRIS& Staff& associates❤️ for finding a way to include LIFE LONG DETROITERS/working single parents! Kudos!
Reneth S.
21:18 10 Nov 22
Carol G.
20:33 10 Nov 22
Larry T.
20:17 10 Nov 22
National Faith is a very good program they go thru the steps of helping with information about buying a home.
Z F
20:01 10 Nov 22
Professional and very informative information this company provides
Carlos D.
20:01 10 Nov 22
Kimberly talked me through step by step and was patient with me
DeJane S.
19:39 10 Nov 22
Jimi B.
19:09 10 Nov 22
Very Informative. I the class is essential for any home buyer.
Lamocha W.
18:56 10 Nov 22
Roderick M.
20:18 17 Aug 22
So far I'm having a pretty good experience in my process of getting a home. 🏡 👍
ELAINE S.
00:37 06 Aug 22
I enjoyed the webinar very much. They taught me a lot about the process. This was great information, thank you
Toashie H.
10:55 04 Aug 22
Seanteca D.
21:05 03 Aug 22
My husband and I completed the seminar on my birthday! I am very excited about the new chapter we're about to start! Thank you National Faith Homebuyers for this path you have created for us.
David H.
17:56 03 Aug 22
Te experience was informative I look forward to working with you guys
Markiea T.
13:39 08 Jul 22
Karen T.
18:23 02 Jul 22
So far I got a lot of positive vibes and I see that they are Serious about making things happen people
Heather C.
10:40 01 Jul 22
Sandra L.
10:39 01 Jul 22
Louis M.
20:27 30 Jun 22
Very informative class.
Keisha T.
17:49 30 Jun 22
Le'Ajhnae G.
18:50 28 Jun 22
john B.
19:35 13 Jun 22
Andrea H.
13:25 09 Jun 22
I will recommend National Faith Homebuying to anyone who is or needs a home to start with this company. Great service and always answers their phones and keep me updated with important information through email .
Sekwana N.
09:50 09 Jun 22
Kierra D.
19:39 08 Jun 22
Kimberly W.
18:37 08 Jun 22
It was very informative and all the presenters were knowledgeable and nice. They made it fun while we learned value information in the home buying process. The National Faith Homebuyer's staff is very professional but most importantly they make you feel... welcome and if your success really matters to them-- You feel at home.read more
Calvin S.
17:41 08 Jun 22
Raquel W.
15:34 02 May 22
Not your B.
21:33 24 Mar 22
Good information for a 1st time home buyer. Great speakers and knowledgeable❤❤ I recommend National Faith Homebuyers too Everyone who's interested in buying.. Kimberly C is such a sweetheart and kind.. She will answer any questions you may... have and any skeptical you may inquire. I so excited to be involved with themread more
Donnie A.
00:12 23 Mar 22
Loren D.
22:58 22 Mar 22
Very informative
Shirleia K.
22:37 22 Mar 22
I really enjoyed the presentation. My only suggestion is for certain parts especially for approved homebuyers who just need down payment the underwriters and closing special class or optional questions and answers.
sylvia D.
20:24 22 Mar 22
tamika H.
20:01 22 Mar 22
Corey F.
19:53 22 Mar 22
I am very appreciative for this class and opportunity to learn about homeownership from experts in all areas of the home buying process. Armed this is newly acquired knowledge, I feel better prepared to enter the ever-changing landscape of the housing... market. Thanks, again!read more
Lynette K.
19:53 22 Mar 22
Iesha A.
19:52 22 Mar 22
Thanks for giving me an opportunity
Connie B.
19:52 22 Mar 22
Wonderful Program I learned alot about the process and myself. Thank you.
Michl'le
19:45 22 Mar 22
Monya H.
19:41 22 Mar 22
Sara F.
00:48 24 Feb 22
National Faith Homebuyers is wonderful to work with. The class they offer for first time homebuyers is very informational and good to take. Everyone who works for them are easy to talk to and work with. Huge shout out to Dina Harris for starting this... wonderful program. God bless you! We will highly recommed this program to our friends who will first time home buyers as well.Sara and Jacobread more
Sharreen H.
18:57 23 Feb 22
Excellent Homebuyers Class. I loved it and would recommend National Faith Homebuyers to anyone interested in purchasing a home. I believe they genuinely care, and I feel prepared to successfully purchase a home due to all of the knowledgeable presenters... (Lender, real estate agent, title company, etc.)read more
Naglaa E.
18:13 23 Feb 22
Ray M.
18:01 23 Feb 22
Angela D.
17:48 23 Feb 22
I'm excited to move forward. The classes were informative.
Kearstin S.
17:36 23 Feb 22
Felicia T.
17:35 23 Feb 22
Lakia J.
17:30 23 Feb 22
Frank N.
17:27 23 Feb 22
T Barnes (.
17:19 23 Feb 22
Very informative
April M.
08:13 02 Feb 22
Kya L.
23:15 31 Jan 22
Monique P.
22:20 31 Jan 22
LaTonya R.
21:48 31 Jan 22
Andre P.
21:44 31 Jan 22
Sherisa W.
21:16 31 Jan 22
Jalisa J.
20:54 31 Jan 22
Kia B.
20:45 31 Jan 22
Kina B.
13:52 21 Jan 22
Wonderful program I’ve been a homeowner going on 11 years this November they gave me all the tools and resources I needed. I’m so thankful for Ms. Dina and her family. Ms. Gloria was an awesome realtor they worked with me from the beginning to the end... literally signing on the dotted line at closing. My credit was great however issues did arise in my situation and as promised they took care of it. I love my subaran community just outside of Detroit.read more
Ken Eaddy J.
04:05 28 Oct 21
Craytia B.
17:27 26 Oct 21
Angela A.
11:07 26 Oct 21
This class was great I learned a lot of important ways to improve my credit score towards the preparation of getting financial assistance along with many other important factors that play major part in buying a home.
Ricky T.
20:36 25 Oct 21
Roslyn W.
19:41 25 Oct 21
Nicole S.
17:17 25 Aug 21
I wanted to give recognition to Kim at National Faith Homebuyers!!! She is very patient, professional and caring person! Within 9 months my credit score was up to purchase a home!! Thanks Kim for making my experience exceptional!!!
Chatanya G.
19:53 23 Aug 21
Polly D.
19:30 23 Aug 21
Natalie M.
19:26 23 Aug 21
Anita W.
14:32 16 Nov 20
Awesome National Faith Home buyers God Bless You for helping all people from all facets of life.
Kevin I.
18:11 15 Nov 19
Sonya W.
01:39 28 Mar 19
Adam K.
01:40 10 Aug 18
National Faith is a wonderful organization to work with. They care about their clients and get all the details right. The staff does great work, cares about your individual situation, and become your friends. I highly recommend giving National Faith a... call if you want to be a homeowner but do not know how to make it a reality. Experienced support makes all the difference when trying to achieve your homeownership goals.read more
Dom H.
18:02 23 Jul 18
National Faith Homebuyers is a great organization and has been helping families get homes for 20+ years...
dez
22:01 22 Oct 17
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