Operation HOPE is committed to helping people in low-wealth neighborhoods become homeowners and community stakeholders. HOPE’s home buyer program is specifically designed to help low-income individuals purchase their first home. The program includes various advantages such as down-payment assistance, FHA, loan products from FDIC-insured financial institutions, and HUD-approved counseling.

Kayshun Brown is just one of the proud participants of HOPE Inside Tampa’s Home Buyers Program. He enrolled in the program after raising his credit score through HOPE’s 700-Credit-Score-Communities counseling program. Brown progressed from a 577 credit score, to becoming pre-approved for a mortgage in less than a year.

Thanks to the support of financial wellbeing coach Millie Agosto, Brown has experienced a significant change in his financial situation. He now owns the property he once rented.