These special event workshops address the housing concerns of today. They are free to attend, and you don't want to miss out.
Check out our YouTube Workshops playlist to get an idea as to what some of our workshops entail!
Radon is a radioactive - and potentially deadly - gas which enters homes from the ground below. Unfortunately, Western New York has unusually high radon levels. Fortunately, testing for it is quick and easy. Attend one of our radon workshops, with guest presenter Frank Scarpinato from Erie County Environmental, and get a entered into a drawing for free test kits. Call ahead to register at (716) 823-3630.
Date: May 24, 2013
Time: 11:00 am
A local resource for financial education, we try to adapt our course offerings to fit what you most want to know. In the past we have offered insurance, home repair, and home maintenance workshops.
Check out our Homebuyer Education page for those class dates and times!
All sessions are held at 1937 South Park Avenue, most from 9am to 1pm.
Call 823-3630 to register, it helps us make sure we provide enough coffee.
|May 30||Protect Yourself: Identity Theft||6 - 8 pm|
|Jun. 6||The Truth About Foreclosure||6 - 8 pm|
|Jul. 1||The Truth About Foreclosure||6 - 8 pm|
|Aug. 2||The Truth About Foreclosure||6 - 8 pm|
|Sept. 10||The Truth About Foreclosure||6 - 8 pm|
The Truth About Foreclosure
Discusses the role of a counselor in the foreclosure prevention process; how to recognize foreclosure scams and what to do about them; tips to avoid foreclosure; the legal and personal ramifications of foreclosure
- Discusses the difference between predatory and sub-prime lending; how to spot a predatory loan, and how it victimizes the borrower.
- The basics of identity theft; how to avoid becoming a victim; and what to do if you already are.
Stop the Harassment!
- How to use the Fair Debt Practices Act to battle bill collectors; how to get phone contact to cease; terms a collector uses.
- The pros and cons of downsizing your debt; the right and wrong way to close out credit accounts and debt management plans: what are they and how do they help you?
The Psychology of Spending
What makes people overspend and what can you do to stop yourself? Helps you discover where your money goes, how to set (and stick to) budgeting goals, and how to protect your credit rating.
What's So Important About Credit Scores?
How to build a better credit report; how to read your credit report like a lender; and understanding the credit scoring process.