Community Action House provides classes at no cost to community members for financial capability, home buyer education and home maintenance education.
Class curriculum meets the requirements set out by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and is facilitated by MSHDA-certified housing counselors. Presenters from local businesses, financial institutions, and municipalities are also invited to provide participants with specialized information based their expertise and class topics.
Financial Capability Classes are designed to help individuals and families with a wide variety of financial counseling needs, ranging from credit repair to preparation for home purchase. Topics covered in the class include developing a spending plan, credit, debt reduction, savings, consumer protection, insurance, and long-term financial planning. Financial Capability (PDF)
Home Buyer Education is provided to educate individuals and families about the home purchase process, including credit, affordability, taxes, real estate, home inspections, mortgages, and insurance. Home Buyer Education (PDF)
Home Maintenance Education is designed to teach homeowners “do it yourself” home maintenance skills for landscaping, electrical and furnace maintenance, plumbing, painting and wall repair. Home Maintenance (PDF)
What are participants saying about their experience with our education classes?
"Andrea was excellent! She was very informative and understanding regarding
the move I will be making. She is a great asset to Community Action House!"
- Elise Knapp, Individual Home Buyer Education participant
"I help others in our community get connected to resources so I signed up to take the
1 day course offered for First Time Home buyers through Community Action House.
My only intention was to gauge the class and suggest it to clients with confidence in
the quality of presentation and materials covered. I was the only person in that
workshop not buying a house, less than two months after this workshop I made
an offer on a really awesome house and am in the closing process. The speakers
were all very knowledgeable about their areas and it was with this workshop that
I felt like I knew more of what to expect and how it would all work. It really made
the home buying process less intimidating and more possible."
- Home Buyer Education Workshop participant
"Thank you for the insurance information, the credit information and everything else.
I do not know any other place I could find what I learned here. I am joining you again
in May. This was so crucial!" - Robert Bauer, Financial Management Class participant
"The class was very informative and helpful. The hands-on experience was fun!"
- Home Maintenance Class participant