Prairie View A&M University Community Economic Development Unit (CED) of the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) Celebrates National Homeownership Month, Highlights Testimonials, Upcoming Projects, and Outreach Programs that promote and advance homeownership opportunities for limited-resource families and individuals. 

In honor of National Homeownership Month, The Community & Economic Development (CED) Unit will be hosting educational programs and workshops throughout Hidalgo County that helps people in rural, urban, and limited-resource communities buy, repair, or refinance homes. At CEP, we realize that homeownership is the foundation for building and maintaining wealth in limited-resource communities. CED staff is here to provide hands-on assistance, outreach, and education to help individuals and communities build or sustain wealth through homeownership. 

Throughout June, we’ll be facilitating housing fairs, roundtable discussions, projects, implementing home repair programs, and sharing resources with first-time homebuyers, families, and individuals. Follow us on social media—PVAMU- Community & Economic Development and visit our website for more information as we share upcoming programs, projects, and resources that promote and advance homeownership throughout Texas. 

Upcoming Programs & Events include: 

502 Home Loan Program 

This program provides a path to homeownership for low- and very-low-income families living in rural areas, and families who truly have no other way to make affordable homeownership a reality. Providing these affordable homeownership opportunities promotes prosperity, which in turn creates thriving communities and improves the quality of life in rural areas. For more information contact Rina Castillo 956-383-1026 

Home Repair Grant/Loan 

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 

Appointments Only 

Location: Endowment Center 107 Sunflower Rd, Edinburg, TX 78542 

Contact Person: Rina Castillo [email protected] 

Home Repair Grant/Loan 

Date: Friday, June 24, 210022 

Appointments Only 

Location: St. Theresa Church office  

Contact Person: Rina Castillo [email protected] 

24th Annual Home Buyers Fair (FREE Everyone is Welcome) 

Date: Saturday June 18 

Time 9:00AM-4:00PM 

Location: McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501 

Financial Literacy Workshops 

Date: June 2022 

Time/Location: TBA Follow us on Facebook! PVAMU-Community & Economic Development  

PVAMU CED serves as a resource and assistance center for limited-resource families and individuals to increase their living standards through entrepreneurship, community program participation, homeownership, and government assistance programs. To register and learn more about CED’s planned program during National Homeownership Month, please contact CED Agent Rina Castillo 956-383-1026 or email at [email protected]


About Prairie View A&M University: Designated as an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses, and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools. A member of The Texas A&M University System, the university is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research, and service. For more information regarding PVAMU, visit