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    Welcome to Pathfinder Community Connections

    Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, was created in 1997. more

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    Mike & Kim’s Story

    We decided to look at a house after we lost our last house due to extensive medical bills. more

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    Lori Philbee Story

    As a single mother of four, and employed at Dupont Hospital as a Housekeeper, I came to Pathfinder Community Connections in March more

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    Laura’s Story

     ”The staff walked me through with what I needed to start the process of being approved for and finding a home.” See Laura’s Video!  

     

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Click above to get started on the path to homeownership.

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Communities for a Lifetime Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Application “Click Here” to download. E-mail completed application to Jeff Teusch at jteusch@pathfinderservices.org or fax to (260) 356-1369 or fill out online form here:

Online Form

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See “Home Matters To Me” video  Click Here”

See our New HomeOwnership Video “Click Here”

Senator Joe Donnelly Welcome Video ” Click here”

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Pathfinder Community Connections also acquires vacant or abandoned homes to rehabilitation.  Once the homes are restored and upgraded to be more energy-efficient, they are sold to waiting buyers through our Acquisiton and Rehabilitation Program.  If an interested buyer is unable to purchase a newly completed home, the Lease/Purchase Program allows  buyers-to-be to rent the home for up to two years until they are mortgage-ready, at which time they can purchase the home.

Our Community Building and Organizing staff assists residents in targeted neighborhoods to work cooperatively to develop a Quality of Life Plan with goals and objectives they choose to improve their community.

 Quality of Life Plan for Fort Wayne 46807 (download PDF)

LATEST NEWS
  • Financial Fitness Workshop Series Registration Open!

    Posted on February 11, 2015

    Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will be hosting a three part Financial Fitness Workshop on March 3rd, 10th and 17th.  The focus is on overall financial wellness with an emphasis on building and improving credit scores to work toward home ownership.  This workshop consists of three sessions of three hours each and is designed for anyone in the community who would like to improve their financial situation.

    The workshop will take place at Pathfinder Community Connections located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd., Suite 301 in Fort Wayne (the old Taylor University Campus).

    The three sessions will take place from 5:30PM to 8:30PM on March 3rd, 10th and 17th. Topics for the workshop include:

    -How credit reporting works and how to achieve a healthier credit score.

    -Learn to track expenses and identify spending leaks.

    -Establish financial goals and a spending plan.

    -Review lender expectations for obtaining a mortgage.

     

    The workshop is $25 and registration is required. To register, please contact Sandy Ayers at Pathfinder Community Connections at (260) 456-2385, ext. 3601 or e-mail her at

    sayers@pathfinderservices.org.  Space is limited so please call today. 

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  • Community Connections Open House 11/15 for 709 West Packard Ave, Fort Wayne

    Posted on November 14, 2014

    Pathfinder Community Connections is excited to host a ribbon cutting and open house at a newly rehabilitated home at 709 West Packard Avenue in Fort Wayne on November 15th. It starts at 1:00pm, with the open house concluding at 4:00pm.

    The once vacant home was acquired and rehabilitated by Pathfinder Services thanks to funding received from NeighborWorks® America and the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation through their Priority Markets Initiative Award.  The Leading the Way Home Priority Markets Initiative provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are located in areas designated for revitalization to stimulate growth, stability and investment in distressed areas.

    “We are very grateful for the funding from both Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and NeighborWorks America which allowed us to acquire and rehabilitate this once vacant home,” state Jan Baumgartner, Senior Director of Pathfinder Community Connections.  “We are so proud to offer this beautiful house and hope that a family will call 709 West Packard Avenue home in the very near future,” concluded Baumgartner.

    The four bedroom, two bath property is now listed for sale by Imagine Real Estate and features new plumbing, electrical, flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, heating / cooling system, and water heater.  More information on the property can be found at: www.imaginerealestate.net.  Down payment assistance may be available and some income limitations do apply.

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  • Pathfinder Community Connections to Host Financial Fitness Workshop Beginning November 4th in Fort Wayne

    Posted on October 23, 2014

    Community Connections Financial-Fitness

    Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will be hosting a three part Financial Fitness Workshop on November 4th, 11th, and 18th.  The focus is on overall financial wellness with an emphasis on building and improving credit scores to work toward home ownership.  This workshop consists of three sessions of three hours each and is designed for anyone in the community who would like to improve their financial situation.

    The workshop will take place at Pathfinder Community Connections located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd., Suite 301 in Fort Wayne (the old Taylor University Campus).

    The three sessions will take place from 5:30PM until 8:30PM on November 4th, 11th, and 18th.  Topics for the workshop include:

    -How credit reporting works and how to achieve a healthier credit score.

    -Learn to track expenses and identify spending leaks.

    -Establish financial goals and a spending plan.

    -Review lender expectations for obtaining a mortgage.

    The workshop is $25 and registration is required. To register, please contact Sandy Ayers at Pathfinder Community Connections at (260) 456-2385 Ext. 3601 or e-mail her at: sayers@pathfinderservices.org.  Space is limited so please call today. 

    This workshop is made possible through grants received from NeighborWorks America, Lake City Bank, 1st Source Bank, and PNC Bank.

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  • Pathfinder Community Connections and City of Huntington Announce Upcoming Construction in Communities of a Lifetime Drover Town Neighborhood

    Posted on January 17, 2014

    Pathfinder Drover Town Project

    Jeff Teusch, Jan Baumgartner, Anthony Goodnight, Cynthia Hines, Pete Wattley, Ruby Jones, Brooks Fetters, John Niederman

    Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, and The City of Huntington are excited to announce that the first round of construction in the Communities for a Lifetime Drover Town Project is set to begin.  The City of Huntington was awarded over $660,000 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) in March of 2012.  Pathfinder Community Connections is working on behalf of the City to provide owner occupied rehabilitation work in Drover Town and the surrounding area. [more]

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  • Open House to Celebrate Pathfinder Community Connections’ Use of Wells Fargo Foundation Grant

    Posted on February 7, 2013

    1010 Oakdale Home Pathfinder ServicesPathfinder Community Connections will host an open house at 1010 Oakdale, Fort Wayne Sunday, February 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  [more]

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  • Pathfinder Community Connections Receives $125,000 Priority Markets Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation

    Posted on November 27, 2012

    On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 4:00pm, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation presented a check to Pathfinder Community Connections in the amount of $125,000. This event took place at a property which is being rehabilitated by Pathfinder Community Connections: 1010 Oakdale, Fort Wayne. The award is a Priority Markets grant, which is part of the company’s Leading the Way Home Priority Markets initiative, a nationwide effort to increase the availability of affordable housing while stabilizing and rebuilding distressed neighborhoods. The funds will be used as partial funding to acquire and rehabilitate seven houses in targeted Fort Wayne neighborhoods (the 46807 and St. Peter Zion Partnership)

    Pathfinder Community Connections is the community development division of Pathfinder Services and was created in 1997. Pathfinder Community Connections guides potential home buyers through the entire process of pre-purchase education, loan packaging, closing on the home, post purchase counseling, and when in need foreclosure prevention. Pathfinder Community Connections can be found online at www.cchomes.org.

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  • Pathfinder Community Connections Accepting and Training Volunteers for Free Tax Preparation Program

    Posted on November 27, 2012

    Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to people with low-to-moderate income this year. Anyone can volunteer for the free tax preparation program as the IRS provides free tax law training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Volunteers do not need to have prior tax experience; Pathfinder Community Connections will train all volunteers! [more]

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Huntington Office
2824 Theater Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-0521, (800) 310-9510

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Email the Huntington Office

Allen County Office
1005 West Rudisill Blvd. Suite 301
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 456-2385, (866) 892-0513
Fax: 260-745-5287

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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