Community Action House provides classes at no cost to community members interested in learning more about financial management, home buyer education, or home maintenance education.
Classes are facilitated by certified, trained staff. 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. Home Buyer Education 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.
2018 Workshop Schedule
4-week Home Buyer Education
- 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
- 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
1-day Home Buyer Education
- Saturday 3/31
- Thursday 4/26
- Saturday 5/19
- Thursday 6/21
- Thursday 8/9
- Saturday 9/15 [CANCELED]
Home Maintenance (4-week)
- 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
Financial Future (5-week)
- 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
- 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
- 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10
View the full calendar of workshops, classes, and events here: Calendar
Download a complete guide to our Education Services in 2018
Our 2018 education workshops are made possible in part thanks to these generous sponsors:
Community Action House now partners with eHome America to provide Home Buyer Education. This is an online course in both English and Spanish that satisfies the education requirement for many down payment assistance and loan programs. Pay a fee and take the course in your home at your own pace. You will be required to talk with a Community Action House Housing and Education Specialist prior to receiving your certificate. Please note, this process can take three to five business days to complete. Click here to get started!
For information or interest in Home Buyer Education in Spanish, please contact us:
Thank you for your interest in our classes! Below you will find the forms that participants in our classes are required to complete. The information that CAH requests allows us to report the number of people that are attending our classes and in turn, we are able to receive funding that will continue to permit us to offer this service at no cost to the public. Please note that the information that you provide remains confidential within our agency. If you have any further questions or concerns related to these forms, please do not hesitate to contact one of our housing counselors.
Please note: only households in Ottawa and Allegan Counties are eligible for Education Services.
¡Gracias por su interés en nuestras clases! A continuación encontrará los formularios que necesita imprimir y completar para participar en las clases. La información que solicitamos nos permite reportar el número de personas que asisten a nuestras clases y permite que recibamos fondos que nos permite seguir ofreciendo esos servicios sin costo alguno para el público. Tenga en cuenta que la información que usted proporcione es confidencial dentro de nuestra agencia. Si usted tenga alguna pregunta o duda relacionada con estas formas adicionales, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con uno de nuestros asesores de vivienda.
Did You Know?
If you are a disabled Vet or low-income,
you may be able to receive help with property taxes.
For more information, contact the City of Holland:
What Are Participants Saying About Their Experience With Our Education Classes?
"This was a fantastic way to learn a lot about a subject that has many moving parts! It was very nice to have all of the presenters in one place at one time and other studetns around to hear their questions as well as have my own questions answered" - Home Buyer Education Participant, March 2018
"This class was extremely helpful. I learned a lot about taxes and insurance and how they affect my monthly bottom line. I would certainly recommend this course to all home buyers - new or not!" - Nicole Bounds, Home Buyer Education Participant
"The thing that helped me the most was recognizing how I spend and save money. I really needed this class - it was a good eye opener. I learned a lot of useful information. Thanks a lot!" - Jamell McClendon, Financial Capabilities Participant
"I really enjoyed the home buyers course and I am confident that it will give me the courage to finally buy a home and end the generational hindrance of renting." - Raquel Dawson, 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
"It was great to be able to talk to people who know their stuff with regards to gardening, painting, electrical, and plumbing. I had many questions answered and have already started applying some of what I've learned. I'm observing things in my house with a knowledgeable eye now." - Jovanna Mendoza, Home Maintenance Class participant
Financial Capability Resources
Staff at Community Action House make 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.