Bishop Harry R. Jackson Hosts Workshop to Increase Home Ownership Among African Americans

BELTSVILLE — On Saturday, Bishop Harry R. Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church, founder and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, and member of President Trump’s Evangelical advisory board, held a free “Zero Down” homeownership workshop at the Hope Christian Church in Beltsville.

The workshop, part of the UHOUSI Initiative, is designed to help first-time homebuyers and provide them with information on down payments, credit, and other barriers to homeownership. The workshop was taught by leading industry professionals.

“It is paramount that we address the racial disparity in homeownership and wealth creation among the African American community,” said Bishop Harry R. Jackson. “A key contributor to wealth creation is homeownership, yet African Americans lag far behind other households in the ability to purchase a home. Down payment assistance programs are critical to the financial futures of millions of African Americans across the country.”

CBC Mortgage Agency and Hope Christian Church partnered to host the UHOUSI Initiative event in an effort to increase homeownership among African Americans, other minorities, and millennials. UHOUSI combines down payment assistance with FHA-insured mortgages on a nationwide basis to help credit-worthy, qualified buyers achieve the increasingly elusive American Dream of homeownership. UHOUSI is a specialized version of the CBC Mortgage Agency’s national down payment assistance program known as the Chenoa Fund.

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About CBC Mortgage Agency
CBCMA provides secondary financing to borrowers, who are receiving loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). CBCMA takes great care to ensure that the FHA loans perform well, including providing education as well as 12 months of counseling to borrowers after the purchase of their home. In addition, CBCMA regularly reviews its credit standards to ensure that the borrowers it assists are credit worthy.

CBCMA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cedar Band Corporation, a federally chartered tribal corporation wholly owned by the Cedar Band of Paiutes, a federally recognized American Indian band. For more information about CBCMA and its programs, visit