Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) and Cornerstone Home Lending announced on March 7, 2022 the launch of AC-REP Start 2 Home, a unique talent relocation and retention program designed to help employees from companies in the greater Adams County region enjoy a stress-free relocation and home buying experience.

The program is available to AC-REP investors as well as prospective employers looking to expand in the area that are working with AC-REP’s community partners. AC-REP Start 2 Home offers comprehensive, best-in-class home buying and refinancing services from leading industry professionals, simplifies the home purchase process, and can significantly reduce relocation costs for both employer and employee.

The program can also provide reduced costs to employees with discounted home buying, lending, and moving fees; a $2,000 lender-paid credit from Cornerstone; reduced mortgage insurance premiums from Arch MI; exclusive access to HomeScout, a next-generation, immersive real estate search app featuring 100% MLS data; and full marketing support and resources for employers to promote the program internally.

“Employee recruitment/retention is a top-line issue for area employers and AC-REP investors,” said Lisa Hough, AC-REP President/CEO. “We’re excited to offer a solution-focused service that adds to standard compensation packages a business may currently offer and help them attract the talent they need to thrive in our community.”

Adams County-based employers interested in learning how they can offer the AC-REP Start 2 Home program benefits to their employees should visit the Start 2 Home website, or contact AC-REP at

AC-REP is the only regional business organization focused on strategies vital to business & economic expansion