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Calcasieu residents attend homeownership expo

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Calcasieu residents were invited to attend a homeownership expo on Saturday.

Kenya Franklin, a Calcasieu resident, is ready to buy her first house. She wants to be prepared before choosing a place to call home, which is why she took advantage of the expo.

"Right now, we're just looking around, but that's why we're here today. I'm here just to get that knowledge," said Franklin.

June is National Homeowner's Month.

The Calcasieu Parish Housing Department hosted the homeownership expo.

Presentations were given on topics such as housing counseling, the steps to buying a home, home equity loans and more.

"It was great, I learned a lot on first time buying, credit reports, credit scores and things like that," Franklin said.

Banks from all over the state visited the expo to give helpful information to future homeowners.

"So often a lot of our citizens really don't know the steps on how to become a homeowner," said Kevin Guidry, Calcasieu Parish Police Juror.

The expo gave people like Franklin valuable information to make buying a better experience.

"She was giving us some good information and telling us that she'll be able to pull up our credit. She will also be able to tell us what we need to do with our credit," said Franklin.

The Homeowner Expo was held at the Business and Career Solution Center.

Around 60 people registered for the expo.

"You know it's the dream of every person here in Calcasieu Parish to one day become a homeowner and we're giving them that opportunity today," said Guidry.

Franklin said she's now one step closer to owning a home.

"I'm very excited, I really am," said Franklin.

This is the 11th expo the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has offered.

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