The staff at Community Action House makes every effort to treat all people with respect and fairness, and to provide knowledgeable, culturally competent services to members of the community. As a client, you have the right to receive services that you are eligible for; we cannot always provide every service for every client, but whenever possible, we will provide referrals and information about alternative community resources.

Education Classes


Community Action House provides free classes to community members interested in learning more about financial management, first-time homebuyer, or home maintenance education. Classes are facilitated by certified, trained staff and presenters from local banking institutions are also invited to provide participants with specialized information based on class topics. Financial management classes include: developing a spending plan, credit, debt reduction, savings, consumer protection, and long-term financial planning.  First-time homebuyer classes include: affordability, taxes, real estate, home inspections, mortgages and insurance. Home maintenance education classes include: landscaping, electrical and furnace maintenance, plumbing, painting and wall repair.

Home Maintenance 2014(PDF)

First Time Home Buyers 2014 (PDF)

Financial Management 2014(PDF)


Classes are open to the general public, but participants must attend all weeks of the class in order to receive a certificate of completion. On the first night of class, participants may have to provide a copy of their photo id and proof of income for the last 30 days.


Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm


For more information, please contact:

Financial Management:

Gwen Robles at (616) 392-2368(616) 392-2368 x126 or

Home Buyer Education:

Andrea Fantin at (616) 392-2368(616) 392-2368 x127 or

Home Maintenance:

Brooke VanEe at (616) 392-2368(616) 392-2368 x129 or



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

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