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Homeownership, especially for young people and those in rural areas, can seem like a difficult, far-away thing to attain.

With reports of millennials moving back in with their parents and first-time home buyers dropping nationwide, it’s growing increasingly difficult for families to even consider buying a home.

But it could be that they don’t know what help is available.

There’s an event in Amherst sponsored by USDA Rural Development that seeks to show Western New Yorkers, particularly rural ones, that possibilities abound.

“We’re here to provide an affordable homeownership option to folks that maybe think that homeownership is not something that’s affordable to them, maybe lack of income, lack of a down payment” Jennifer Jackson, Single Family Housing Program Director, said. “We have a lot different programs for housing that would be able to allow a low- or moderate-income person to get into homeownership with no down payment.”

The event is free and open to the public June 30th at the Harlem Road Community Center from 1 to 4. It’ll also provide information for homeowners looking to make improvements.

The local USDA office can also offer assistance at 29 Liberty Street, Batavia.

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