Community Action House provides classes free of charge to community members for financial management, first-time home buyer and home maintenance education.
Class curriculum is produced by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and is facilitated by certified housing counselors. Presenters from local businesses, financial institutions, and municipalities are also invited to provide participants with specialized information based on class topics.
Financial management is 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 Management (PDF)
First-Time Homebuyer education is provided to educate individuals and families about the home purchase process, including credit, affordability, taxes, real estate, home inspections, mortgages, and insurance. First Time Home Buyers (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
"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