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NWIRA provides housing education, counseling, and various programming to meet the needs of our communities. These programs and resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-Post Homeownership Counseling

  • First Time Homebuyer Program

  • Foreclosure Prevention

  • The Alice Program (via Lake Area United Way)

  • Lake County Land Bank Authority

  • Lake County Housing Task Force

Learn more about the Lake County Housing Task Force and our featured housing programs below! If you're ready to dive in you can register to attend an upcoming workshop or contact us directly via email or phone. 

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The Lake County Housing Taskforce was organized through the cooperative agreement between Lake County Community Economic Development Department and Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance.  Its mission is to facilitate the coordination of efforts to identify and assess housing and financial concerns facing residents of Lake County Indiana.  Currently the Taskforce consists of more than thirty (30) organizations and agencies.


  • Identify Housing Issues in Lake County

  • Identify Housing Needs

  • Identify and Address Financial Concerns Impacting Housing

  • Advance Communications on Housing Issues Collectively

  • Develop Specific Recommendations for Policy Makers and Community Factors

Featured Housing Programs

Read on to learn which program is right for you, then give us a call!


The primary objective of the Homebuyer Program is to improve and revitalize neighborhoods by providing homeownership opportunities. NWIRA offers monthly classes for first time homebuyers and repeat buyers with a curriculum that prepares them for homeownership.

  • Are you ready to buy a home?

  • Managing Your Money

  • Understanding Credit

  • Obtaining a Mortgage Loan

  • Shopping for a Home

  • Available Financial Resources

  • Protecting your investment 


For further information or to register for classes, please email or call the NWIRA office.

New Home Owners
Business Consultation


Foreclosure Modification

Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance is a HUD approved housing counseling agency.  Our HUD Certified Housing Counselors will work with you and your Lender to guide you through available options to avoid the loss of your home. Each individual’s situation is different resulting in a customized plan being developed just for you.


For further information or to register for classes, please email or call the NWIRA office.

Fair Housing and Fair Lending Training

Housing providers who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability violate federal laws.  As a HUD Certified Agency you learn about enforcement actions to refute violators.


For further information or to register for classes, please email or call the NWIRA office.

Adult Students

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