Housing Assistance Program

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Monday area politicians announced an assistance program called Homeownership Initiative that will help low income families buy a house. The program lets families put their city housing assistance vouchers toward homeownership. Families must be considered self-sufficient by the city's housing department before they can qualify.

Program supporters say it really gives families a leg up in life. U.S. Representative Ron Lewis, a supporter of the program, says this complements President Bush's new goal to increase the number of minority homeowners by at least 5.5 million before the end of the decade.

For more information call the Bowling Green Housing Department at (270)393-3630, or Fannie Mae's Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-732-6643.