SOLITA'S HOUSE COVID-19 ASSISTANCE
HOMEOWNERSHIP WORKSHOPS, FINANCIAL CRISIS COUNSELING AND INTERVENTION OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE COVID19 EPIDEMIC.
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We know times may be hard. So, to help ease some of your concerns, whether it be financial woes, homeownership questions, or credit counseling, we are here to help. Check out our FREE COVID19 opportunities and other financial assistance opportunities.

Please continue to stay safe!

Are you facing a financial hardship due to COVID19? Let us help. We are a different type of lender and will help you navigate through this tough time. 

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Looking for an alternative to a payday loan? Take a look at our Small Dollar Loan options*:

  • S.O.S Loans are an alternative to payday loans. These loans have a 6-month minimum payment term with a loan amount of up to $500.  
  • Credit Builder Plus Loans are an alternative to payday loans in addition to increasing credit scores and savings. These loans are up to $500 with a 12-month payment term. These loans have a savings component in addition to reporting to Equifax and Transunion.  
  • Credit Builder Loans to increase credit scores and savings. These 0% interest loans are for $150 and have low monthly payments of $12.50 that are reported to Equifax and Transunion.  
  • Rental Assistance Program (RAP) to assist clients in need of a security deposit. These loans are up to $3,000. The RAP loan can have a term up to 36 months and is reported to Equifax and Transunion.
  • FLEX Loans are used to pay off high interest debts and/or collection accounts for emergency needs such as car repairs, small home repairs, etc. These loans are up to $5,000 with payment terms of 12-36 months. These loans report to the credit bureau and have a savings component.
  • Down Payment Assistance Mortgage Loans
  • SHI PRO (Purchase Renovation Opportunities) / DPAL loans are to assist low to moderate income customers purchase a home. These loans are up to $15,000 with an interest rate tied to the current prime rate and a 10-year term.

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*Must be a current client to apply. New clients must request to see a counselor prior to applying.

We are dedicated to providing support, advocacy and guidance through this COVID 19 pandemic. If you are a current customer of Solita’s House please reach out to your housing counselor. If you are new to Solita’s House please register to complete this very informational workshop to learn about the financial assistance programs and other helpful information.

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Other Financial Crisis Resources:

  • City of Tampa Mortgage Rescue Funds– If you live in the City of Tampa limits and in an active foreclosure situation, the City of Tampa may have some rescue funds that can assist.  Complete the intake application to begin the process. CLICK HERE 
  • Foreclosure Intervention Counseling Seeking assistance with understanding what loss mitigation programs will work for you.  Have you lost income or experiencing a hardship due to COVID 19?  We are here to assist you with understanding and applying for the available resources and programs. To begin the process please complete the intake application. CLICK HERE.
  • Rental Security and/ or Utility Deposit Program Are you in need of a rental unit and need financial assistance with the security deposit and/or utility deposit?  We can help. CLICK HERE.
    • Information about the program 
    • Must find a rental unit in the City of Tampa limits 
    • Must be 80%AMI income based on your household income. Let us determine that for you 
    • Must be able to make your ongoing monthly rent obligation 
    • Rental Unit MUST pass a HQS Inspection 
    • For additional questions please contact Monika Milone at mmilone@solitashouse.com 
  • Seeking help with delinquent rent, household expenses or other monthly obligations? Please click here to complete an intake application.  We will schedule a phone/ virtual appointment to review what resources/ programs are available to assist you.  We will also assist with developing a financial action plan inclusive of communicating with your creditors to help you through this health crisis. CLICK HERE.

We are currently only offering FREE 8-hour Virtual Homebuyer Education Workshops. We pride ourselves in teaching fun, interactive workshops. We use various teaching techniques to illustrate the home buying concept and our participants leave excited and empowered about their path to homeownership.

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CITY OF TAMPA DARE PROGRAM: Please note that the City of Tampa’s DARE Program and Community Heroes program have been suspended. Click here to read more. If you have questions regarding the program’s suspension please email admin@solitashouse.com

OTHER DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

 

Are you in need of a rental unit and need financial assistance with the security deposit and/or utility deposit?  We can help. CLICK HERE to register for our workshop and to begin the process:

Information about the program 

  • Must find a rental unit in the City of Tampa limits 
  • Must be 80%AMI income based on your household income.  let us determine that for you 
  • Must be able to make your ongoing monthly rent obligation 
  • Rental Unit MUST pass a HQS Inspection
  • For additional questions please contact Monika Milone at mmilone@solitashouse.com
  • Seeking help with delinquent rent, household expenses or other monthly obligations? Please click here to complete an intake application.  We will schedule a phone/ virtual appointment to review what resources/ programs are available to assist you. We will also assist with developing a financial action plan inclusive of communicating with your creditors to help you through this health crisis.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We have access to tons of great resources and information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

The City of Tampa has established the Relief Now, Rise Together Fund to provide financial relief to eligible small businesses, families, and individuals negatively impacted by local COVID-19 orders. The relief program is an emergency grant focused on the most basic needs – rent and essential utilities.

For eligible applicants, the program will provide direct payments for up to one month’s rent or mortgage plus one or more essential utility costs (water, gas, electric). 

https://www.loom.com/share/4c4f5b04ae4146aa84fbe98d354f438a

Learn how to use one drive and upload your documents. 

https://www.loom.com/share/c6f93a9ba7d04f50b4f12a08eb0304c2

  • https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options/
  • https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-student-loans-and-coronavirus-pandemic/
ABOUT SOLITA'S HOUSE

Solita’s House, Inc. (SHI) is nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote personal and community development by providing access to affordable financial products and development services to low-income persons so that they can achieve financial health and wealth in all areas of their lives.  

We meet our mission by providing personal financial education, homebuyer education and assistance with housing counseling, credit counseling, debt and money management and home retention programs to low and moderate income (LMI) persons.  

We complement these services with specialized financial products such as affordable credit building loans and individual development savings accounts with matched savings.  

As an HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, we help low and moderate income persons safely navigate the home buying process and attain a safe and affordable mortgage loan.  

As a Community Development Financial Institution, we help low income families access affordable financial products and services. 

We are a member of National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Credit Builder Alliance (CBA) and the Florida Housing Counseling Network, a Florida non-profit corporation that supports housing counselors and counseling agencies in the state. 

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In response to the COVID-19 health concerns and the safety of our clients and staff, Solita’s House will conduct all business virtually until further notice.