HomeStart’s housing counseling services are focused on helping people achieve successful, sustainable homeownership.  We do that through both one-on-one counseling sessions and group education.  Whether it’s helping a family to buy their first home, or helping a family save their home from foreclosure, HomeStart is there for the people we serve.

Purchasing that first home is the most important purchase someone will ever make. HomeStart helps by providing guidance, support and education all designed to make the home buying process a successful experience.  

When people are struggling to make their mortgage payments, or if they find themselves in a foreclosure situation, HomeStart is here to help.  We have a number of options that can be pursued, with the goal of saving the home.   

HomeStart also works with in a variety of ways to help with community improvement efforts.  We are currently working on a number of projects in Rockford and Freeport, all contributing to making our neighborhoods safer and stronger.