First Time Homebuyer Workshop

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The East LA Community Corporation is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency that provides a comprehensive First Time Homebuyer Program. Families receive the necessary tools and guidance to help them reach and sustain their goal of homeownership. It is comprised of an 8 hour program that encompasses education and one-on-one guidance where families learn about:

  • Budget and Saving Tools
  • Understanding Credit
  • Government Subsidy Programs
  • Understanding Mortgages

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Edward James Olmos gets inducted into MAOF’s Hall of Fame

DSC_0023Edward James Olmos, highly successful actor-director, activist and environmentalist, was inducted into the  Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) Hall of Fame, September 5th, 2014, at the MAOF Headquarters in Montebello. Olmos has long been an icon and a staunch advocate of the Latino community.

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Actor-Director Edward James Olmos to be Honored at Annual Aztec Awards Gala on October 3

EJO2-SilvermanEdward James Olmos, highly successful actor-director, activist and environmentalist, will receive the Aztec Award from the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) at its Annual Aztec Awards Gala, Oct. 3, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Olmos has long been an icon and a staunch advocate of the Latino community.

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MAOF Board Member, Victor Ramirez, Pays It Forward Through Service and Education

Victor Ramirez (left) and Jessie Mosqueda (right), Vice Presidents of Community Development at Citi, lead a "Financial Soccer" workshop at MAOF's Commerce office.

Victor Ramirez (left) and Jessie Mosqueda (right), Vice Presidents of Community Development at Citi, lead a “Financial Soccer” workshop at MAOF’s Commerce office.

Victor Ramirez lives his life paying it forward. For the Citi executive, who joined the MAOF Board of Directors a year ago and leads Citi’s Community Development efforts in the Los Angeles area, community service is a way of life. “There is no better way to serve than by giving my time and sharing my knowledge to help my community the way it helped me when I was growing up in Los Angeles,” he says. Read More

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MAOF to Bring Social Loan Program to Latino Families

LC-Credit-HeaderMexican American Opportunity Foundation has joined a network of national nonprofit providers to offer the award-winning social loan program, Lending Circles, managed by the San Francisco based nonprofit, Mission Asset Fund (MAF). The program helps build credit scores and savings for a diverse group of low-income individuals, including entrepreneurs and small business owners, immigrants, aspiring citizens, undocumented youth applying for DACA, students, and families. Participants in the program will be able to access zero-interest, zero-fee loans, financial education and improved credit scores. Read More

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