The annual Home Ownership for People Everywhere (HOPE) Expo is a free, one-day workshop and exhibit offered to help prepare prospective and qualified homebuyers for first-time home ownership.

Raymond James Bank has helped sponsor this event, held at the Raymond James campus, for the past several years each June. The event attracts hundreds of first-time homebuyers from surrounding counties interested in learning about assistance programs from experienced professionals. Area community partners teach classes in both English and Spanish, and offer their expertise to guide people through available down payment assistance and bond programs that can make home ownership a reality for those of low to moderate income.

Volunteers are always needed. Contact Raymond James Bank Compliance if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities.