Jee Lee

Homeownership, Default Prevention Counselor & Educational Trainer

Biography

He Has Earned A Reputation For:

Pre Purchase Housing & Foreclosure Prevention Counselor and Homeownership Center Educator Providing counseling to potential homebuyers through homebuyer education programs and delivers individual counseling sessions to include personal action plans that will address homeownership barriers.
Grants management including prospect research and proposal research/writing to corporate, foundation and government donors for restricted and unrestricted funds.
Public relations on behalf of the organization including but not limited to working with the media through press releases and presentations to public and private sector organizations
Event planning in support of constituent cultivation and training utilizing logistical tools to organize human and material resources, including vendor relations

About His Housing Counseling Practice at Shalom Center for T.R.E.E. of Life:

The Housing Counseling Program Services works under the performance of the Executive Director, Jee Lee.

Providing organized homebuyer and homeowner foreclosure prevention education and intervention counseling opportunities for residents and will work in one-on-one settings with customers to develop mortgage-ready buyers;
Facilitating and assists in coordinating all pre- and post-purchase education classes which includes Homebuyer Education, Financial Literacy, and IDA programs;
Reviewing participant’s credit report and income information and provides assessment of the customer’s mortgage readiness. This assessment includes credit and affordability analysis and identification of obstacles;
Providing information to participants on the availability of down payment assistance programs through the organization or other agencies;
Maintaining an individual counseling strategy to effectively prepare short-term and long-term homebuyers for homeownership;
Assisting in monitoring homeownership education activities to insure quality of curriculum, consistency of performance among instructors, availability of classes in response to need, and exceptional customer service to all Home Ownership Center clients;
Effectively using existing tracking system to monitor center participants and to insure the accurate documentation of component activities;
Leveraging education and counseling programs to create a pipeline of mortgage-ready clients with lending partners;
Conducting off-site community outreach seminars which include homebuyer orientations and bilingual financial literacy workshops;
Assisting in coordinating and participating in community events including annual homeownership fair and other similar activities;

Work Experience:

HUD Certified Housing Counselor, 2005-Current
Certified NFMC National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling- 2008
OCHOC Council Member Since September 16, 2015
Homeownership OC, Board Member since October, 2017
HUD Intermediary Affiliate, HomefreeUSA Advisory Council Member since September 2018

Educational Background:
MPA- Master of Public Administration- California State University, Long Beach

Awards:
Keep Your Home California, 100% Homeowner Action Plan Achievement Award in 2015 on April 13, 2016
NeighborWorks America, NFMC Appreciation Award, April 1,2016
HUD Intermediary Affiliate, HomefreeUSA, Best Counselor Conference Recognition on September 16, 2015
CA State Assemblywoman Young Kim, Community Leadership Award on November 7, 2015
The Korea Daily & KAVC Inspirational Award on December 11, 2010
LA Lion’s Club, 2010 Community Recognition Award on March 8, 2010
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Special Congressional Recognition Award on April 5, 2008