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Commissioner Soloway speaks at Hunterdon Homeownership Expo Hosted with USDA Rural Development and Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Hunterdon County Homeownership Expo took place on Jan. 31 at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington.

This event was free to attend and was a one-stop destination for anyone planning to buy a home or learn about affordable housing options in rural New Jersey.

Deputy Director Susan Soloway attended the event and said, “Today’s event is a cumulation of months of collaboration between our county government, the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and the USDA Rural Development Office to share information and resources with members of the community to help make homeownership a reality. The USDA Rural Development Office has several programs to assist with homeownership, especially for those individuals seeking their first home. Since not everyone is aware of the available resources, this Expo is a great opportunity to bring together valuable sources like realtors, lenders, title companies, inspectors, financial literacy counselors, and the public all under one roof.”

A highlight of the event was a presentation by USDA Rural Development on how homebuyers can purchase a home with no money down, and fixed rates under USDA’s Direct & Guaranteed loan programs. These programs offer attendees affordable pathways to homeownership.

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored the event alongside Hunterdon County and is dedicated to fostering economic growth and prosperity in Hunterdon County by connecting businesses, promoting community engagement, and providing valuable resources.

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“There are numerous overall societal benefits of homeownership, and the hope is that today’s presentation will make homeownership more accessible, especially here in Hunterdon County, which is among the safest, healthiest, and best places in America to raise a family according to independent reports,” Soloway said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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