Our FREE financial education workshops are held on a monthly basis. We offer up to 12 hours of classroom instruction intended to help participants develop sound money management habits as a means to achieving their financial goals. The classes cover topics such as budgeting, distinguishing between needs and wants, banking, credit reports and credit scores, credit repair, identity theft, saving and interest, and creating smart goals. The classes are interactive, upbeat and fun.
Homebuyer Education Workshop – Certification Class
Are you buying a home? This 6-hour workshop covers the full process of purchasing a home, from getting ready, to finding a home, to closing on a home, and more! This class covers the certification requirements for most first time homebuyer programs.
Pre-registration is required.
Introduction to Home Buying and Budget/Credit Counseling – Non-Certificate Class
Are you thinking you want to buy a home but you don't know where to start? This 1.5 hour class covers what you need to do to prepare for buying a home.
Please note: this workshop is a basic informational workshop. No certificate is given at the end of this workshop.
Classes for new homeowners address issues of long-term affordability such as saving for repair and replacement, avoiding home improvement scams, use of credit/predatory loans, refinancing or modifying the mortgage, routine and seasonal maintenance, and creating and sticking to your household budget. Participants also learn about available housing rehabilitation programs, foreclosure prevention techniques and, for seniors, the home equity conversion mortgage.