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Program offers path back to home ownership

Program offers path back to home ownership

Sal Amanzio just needs a little time. The 69-year-old owner of a printing company said medical bills caused him to fall behind on mortgage payments that forced him out of his Pompano Beach residence, but he and his wife, Amparo, hope to return to the housing market this fall. Last year, they qualified for a new program through Home Partners of America that allows them to lease a Margate home with the option to buy later at a predetermined price. They now can focus on qualifying for another mortgage without the added pressure of competing with renters and buyers in a red hot real estate market. “Moving is not a lot of fun,” Amanzio said. “This takes a step out of...

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