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Workshops & Education

Whether you are interested in buying a home or are an existing homeowner, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) provides a variety of workshops to empower you to make smart decisions.

Financial Fresh Start (Financial Capability)
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Our two-hour financial education workshop helps you:

  • Develop a spending plan
  • Reduce your debt
  • Increase your credit score

In-Person Multi-Session Home Buyer Education
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Our eight-hour home buyer education seminar prepares you for the complicated process of buying a home. Learn about the basics of budgeting, improving your credit, understanding the closing process and down payment assistance programs.


In-Person LIFT Express One-Day Home Buyer Education
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For your convenience attend a special LIFT Express Homebuyer Education classes for $75 and complete the 8-hour Home Buyer Education requirement in one day. In addition to learning about the home buying process we will review LIFT program requirements.

A Certificate of completion, required to qualify for some down payment assistance programs, is valid for one year from date of completion.

Registration is required for Classes

Click on “Start Your Journey Now” to create an account with us (or log in if you already have an account)
Then, click the “Training Center” tab to register for classes.
Your account also offers

  • Real time progress and next steps tracking.
  • Registration for additional classes and personalized home-ownership counseling.
  • Secure document upload.
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Online Home Buyer Education

Complete home buyer education with eHome, an online home buyer education course. Proceed at your own pace in completing 6 modules, which are also available in Spanish. The cost of the online course is $99.


Vintage Home Workshops

From greystones to workers cottages and bungalows to raised ranches, Chicago Vintage Home Workshops offer practical, accessible guidance on the care and maintenance of vintage homes.  Click on the link above and navigate to the “sessions” tab to view the topics offered.

Special Topics for Homeowners

Property taxes, estate planning, energy efficiency, mortgage hardship, and more. Attend one of NHS’s special topics sessions for homeowners. Click on the link above and navigate to the “sessions” tab to view the topics offered.


Special Topics for Future Homeowners

Learn more about specific topics and programs relevant to future homeowners. Click on the link above and navigate to the “sessions” tab to view the topics offered.