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Home Stretch Home buyer Education Class

Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

The Class is Cancelled

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about us

About AFDN

Founded in 2008, African Families Development Network (AFDN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit housing and credit counseling agency. We are a member agency of the Minnesota Homeownership Center and are a HUD-approved agency for our housing counseling services. Since 2011, we have been helping consumers with their budget, credit, and housing issues and we are grateful to continue serving consumers in need. We strengthen the financial position and enrich the lives of every-day people through homeownership. We provide Pre-purchase One-on-One Counseling, Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops, Rental Counseling and Homeless Counseling services to low and moderate income families through housing counseling services, and housing counseling assistance to consumers via phone, Internet, and in-person sessions. Adopt the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.

Executive Director

The Executive Director of African Families Development Network functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In this capacity the Director is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and administrative management of the organization. Guidance and direction is provided by the President of the Board, by the Board and by the Executive Committee or the Board.


AFDN is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of African Families Development Network is responsible for overall policy, direction of the organization and delegates responsibilities of day-to-day operations to the staff and committees.

Equal Housing Opportunity

In accordance with the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act and the African Families Development Network Homeownership Programs' policies, there will be no discrimination against an applicant for these benefits on the basis of age, source of income, sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or handicap.

Our Mission

The mission of AFDN is to assist African immigrant families with economic, affordable housing for all, social and cultural development, education, health programs and services in order to ensure their self-sufficiency and overall well-being.

Our Vision

AFDN housing program which promotes opportunities for economic empowerment for individuals and the community. We understand that stable families, and particularly homeowners while strengthening area neighborhoods.

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The following website links have been compiled by African Families Development Network Resources. Our agency is not directly affiliated with these organizations however we have gathered this information as we believe they are all very useful agencies that can provide resources and assistance to you. Please visit their websites for more information on Housing, Legal Assistance and Medical Care.

If you would like our help navigating these websites or understanding the information please call today for an appointment 612.724.0000

Housing Resources

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      Click Here Housing Link What is Section 8 Housing? Section 8 is a government-funded program that helps low-income households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units. Learn easy ways to make a rental unit more accessible, about reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities, and more! Learn about accessibility and see tips on overcoming criminal, credit, rental history, and other barriers.
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      Click Here United Way Connects You Housing, Emergency Shelter, Emergencies, Utility Assistance, Employment and Financial Assistance. United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help.
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      Click Here Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Minnesota Housing finances and advances affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Minnesotans to enhance quality of life and foster strong communities. Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency. For more than 40 years, we’ve worked to provide access to safe, decent and affordable housing and to build stronger communities across the state.
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      Click Here Minnesota Public Housing Authority (MPH) The mission of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is to promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, as a valued partner, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve.
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      Click Here St. Paul Public Housing Providing Safe Affordable Housing to Low Income Residents. St. Paul public housing rental units are well maintained and fully occupied (consistently over 99%), providing safe, affordable housing to about 10,000 low income residents. The PHA has received HUD's "High Performer" rating each year under the "Public Housing Management Assessment Program" (PHMAP) and the "Public Housing Assessment.

Community Resources

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      Click Here American Refugee Committee (ARC) Every person who participates in an ARC program or project will have a better chance to take control of their life and achieve self sufficiency. American Refugee Committee is and always has been about amazing global citizens taking action to change our world. More than 35 years ago, Chicago businessman Neal Ball started ARC. He recruited a volunteer relief team who deployed to the Thai-Cambodian border.
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      Click Here International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN) Each year, the International Institute assists over 1,000 refugees, asylees and immigrants to navigate the process of permanent residency, citizenship and other immigration procedures. Helping New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life. The Institute supports this mission by providing linguistically and culturally accessible services that enable every New American.
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      Click Here Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services (MCC) The Minnesota Council of Churches is your partner in living out your faith in your community. The Minnesota Council of Churches is committed to building respectful communities in Minnesota. The Unity and Relationships Program creates the foundation for the common good by building and nurturing interdependent relationships within and among religious communities.

Legal Referrals

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      Click Here Advocates for Human Rights The Advocates provides access to free legal services in approximately 1000 immigration cases annually. Creates and maintains lasting, comprehensive, and holistic change on a local, national, and global scale. Volunteers, partners, supporters, board members, and staff implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law.
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      Click Here Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Providing direct legal assistance to low income people through a network of local offices and programs. A client specialist is available to assist you Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will be asked a series of questions regarding your legal issue.

Medical Referrals

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      Click Here CAPI To guide refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality. CAPI USA is an immigrant-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping Minnesota’s newest refugees and immigrants gain access to jobs, housing, food, health education, youth and senior social services in order to promote economic independence, self-determination and social equality.
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      Click Here Children’s Dental Services Dedicated to improving oral health of children and families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education to our diverse MN community . Children’s Dental Services’ (CDS) main office on Broadway Street in Northeast Minneapolis has ten operatory chairs and offers both evening and Saturday appointments.
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      Click Here Community University Healthcare Center Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) opened its doors in 1966 to provide primary care services to children and low income families in South Minneapolis for acute illness and injury, prenatal care, well-child care, family planning and child spacing, chronic disease management, and more.
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      Click Here Crown Medical Support Services Crown Medical Support Services is a 501(c)(3) organization created as a vehicle to provide adequate medical services to those who are without sufficient images to pay for them via insurance or otherwise. Crown Medical Center is a high quality, people-oriented, healthcare center incorporated in the State of Minnesota. The Crown Medical Centers are open to anyone specialty.
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      Click Here Minnesota International Health Volunteers Wellshare International Health Volunteers (IHVO) is an independent, not for profit, humanitarian medical aid organization whose primary purpose is to establish an accessible repository of physicians, dentists and other medical experts who have the requisite skills and interest to assist in domestic and international short term medical relief projects.

Translation and Interpreting

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    Click Here Somali Translation & Interpreting Professional Somali translations and Interpreting to discerning clients across the world. With proven methods to produce all Somali Transalation and interpreting to the highest possible linguistic standards, we are the only partner you will need to enable you to communicate effectively to your Somali clients.
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Framework Online Homebuyer Education

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Phillips Community Center

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