Winners' Circle program is available to current Section 8 and Public
Housing participants and applicants. It is sponsored by West Valley
Housing Authority together with community partners. Polk Community
Development Corporation is a major participating partner for the
VIDA and ABC's of Home Buying programs.
Winners' Circle program can help you and your family develop skills
necessary for success. The program will help you identify your family's
specific needs and connect you to services to meet your goals. Encouragement
and training is provided to help you throughout the process. Your
training may include:
Child care information
Health care information
Conflict resolution skills
Individual Development Accounts."
VIDA accounts are designed to help low income families establish
a pattern of regular savings. Each $1 that the participant saves
in their VIDA account is matched with $3 by the Program. Participating
individuals may then use their total program savings to (1) buy
a home, (2) for education beyond high school, or (3) to start or
expand a small business.
of Home Buying
This program includes seven hours of valuable education on the home
purchasing process -- from the decision to buy through closing procedures.
Entering New Tenant" experiences.
This is an education program (12.5 hours of class time) designed
to assist individuals and families who cannot obtain or retain
housing due to poor rental or credit histories. Successful students
receive a certificate to present to prospective landlords in lieu
of acceptable rental references or good credit records.