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HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment model that brings free financial dignity programming to underserved communities. Clients are counseled on the language of money and work with an Operation HOPE financial wellbeing coach to transform established financial mindsets and develop customized action plans around raising their FICO scores, building their own businesses, buying homes, or simply making better decisions with the money they have.

Programs include credit and money management, homebuyer preparedness, and entrepreneurship training. Every office holds consumer credit counseling certification, CFPB, FDIC, U.S. SBA, EITC, HUD, and FEMA applications and partnerships. Through the HOPE-700-Credit-Score-Communities initiative, the focus on raising client FICO scores to 700 is at the foundation of all HOPE Inside programming.

Popular Community Bank has partnered with Operation HOPE to sponsor this HOPE Inside location. All programs are offered at no cost clients.


The Homebuyer Orientation is a good first step of the Homeownership Program. You’ll learn about:

  • Key steps in the home buying process
  • Down payment assistance programs
  • The benefits of owning vs. renting
  • Fixed and adjustable rate mortgages
  • The loan process

The First-Time Homebuyer Workshop is a more extensive look at key topics surrounding homeownership and often includes guest speakers. Topics include:

  • Loan approval
  • Credit and debt
  • Purchase contracts
  • Escrow and closing costs
  • Necessary paperwork
  • Required savings and more

By enrolling in the Homeownership Program, you will also be eligible for one-on-one counseling sessions during which an Operation HOPE financial wellbeing coach will:

752 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10457


Mon through Thu:
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 6:00PM
9:00AM - 2:00PM



  1. Donna Burton
    Vice President
  2. Sean Sallee