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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:

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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
  • Pathfinder Community Connections Accepting Applications to Receive Up to $20,000 for Home Repairs

    Posted on April 14, 2015

    Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center and The City of Huntington are excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the second round of construction in the Communities for a Lifetime Drover Town Project.  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 rehabilitation of owner occupied homes in Drover Town and the surrounding area.

    Homeowners who live in or near the Drover Town area are encouraged to contact Pathfinder Community Connections to see if they qualify for up to $20,000 in home rehabilitation and repair as part of the Communities for a Lifetime Project.  Applications are available at www.cchomes.org or by contacting Jeff Teusch at jteusch@pathfinderservices.org or at 260-356-0521.  

    Initial application requirements are:

    • -The house must be located in or near the historic Drover Town neighborhood in Huntington.

    • -Occupants of the house must be the legal owner; no rental properties will qualify.

    • -Homeowner must be 55 years of age or older by December 31, 2014 OR a person in the household must have a physical or developmental disability.

    • -Rehabilitation work done to the house must meet a need that is essential for day to day living. Program staff will meet with homeowners to determine the need.

    • -The house and the home owner must meet program requirements.

     

    Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center also invites local contractors to join the bidders list for future jobs. Contractors may contact Jeff Teusch at 260-356-0521 or jteusch@pathfinderservices.org for more information.

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  • Home Buyer Education in Burmese at Fort Wayne 3/28/15

    Posted on March 20, 2015

    The Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center is offering a Home Buyer Education class taught in Burmese on Saturday, February 28th from 8:00AM until 5:00PM at their office located at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd, Suite 301 in Fort Wayne.

    The eight hour class, taught in Burmese, will focus on reviewing what is necessary to become successful home buyers and home owners.  Pathfinder Community Connections follows the NeighborWorks curriculum, “Realizing the American Dream”, which is used by home buyer educators across the United States.

    The class is $60 per family and reservations are required. Please contact Trish Feightner at 260-456-2385 Ext. 3602 or James Shwe at Ext. 3603 or by e-mailing Trish at tfeightn@pathfinderservices.org or James at jshwe@pathfinderservices.org.  All Pathfinder Community Connections instructors are certified by NeighborWorks America and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority as home buyer educators and counselors. 

    Potential home buyers include individuals who have never owned a home, have owned a home but no longer live there due to divorce, have always rented or lived with family members, have a good credit record, earn 50-80% of the area’s median income, and those who want to own a home but believe they cannot afford it.

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  • 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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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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