History

The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County, Inc. (HBRT) is a not-for-profit organization founded in December 1997 to address barriers to successful homeownership for low to moderate-income households. The two most significant barriers identified were: First-time homebuyers lacking knowledge of the home buying process and lenders unfamiliar with down payment assistance programs.

To address these issues, HBRT is committed to providing meaningful, timely and robust education for home buyers, lenders, and realtors.

Over the years, HBRT has provided education in a number of ways including homebuyer fairs, down payment assistance, lender and realtor training.

HBRT Partners with Movin’ Out and provides content experts for homebuyer classes for over 350 people each year. CLICK HERE for more info on classes!

In addition, HBRT offers Lender Down Payment Assistance Training in conjunction with the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association. The trainings are held annually in mid-February.

HBRT is continuing to identify specific needs in the home-buying population. To that end, it recently provided funding to the Dane County UW Extension Financial Education Center for a Financial Capability Building Initiative for Hispanic Families.

HBRT continues to be committed to meeting the needs of potential home buyers with low to moderate-income through education, counseling, and support of both home buyers and industry professionals, and through specific programs to meet the needs of this community.

Mission Statement: The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County is a collaboration of housing industry representatives that promote homeownership through education and counseling to low and moderate-income families.  We believe homeownership will increase family stability and financial security; stabilize and strengthen communities and neighborhoods; and generate jobs and stimulate economic growth.