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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.

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Our two-hour foreclosure prevention education workshop provides insight into the foreclosure process, loan modification options, mediation, forbearance, housing counselor assistance, and mortgage assistance grant programs:


These are online courses taught by a live instructor via Zoom.

Wednesday, Aug 12
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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Financial Fresh Start (Financial Capability)

Our two-hour financial education workshop helps you:

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

These are online courses taught by a live instructor via Zoom.

Thursday August 20
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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COVID-19
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 regular cost of this course is $99, but use the discount code NHSC49 for a significant reduction in price to $50.


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Home Buyer Education Webinars

Learn about the home buying process such as the basics of budgeting, improving credit, understanding the closing process and down payment assistance programs. 

These are online courses taught by a live instructor via Zoom.

Tuesdays Aug 4, 11, 18, and 25
6PM - 8PM:  Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays Aug 8 and Aug 15
9AM - 1PM: Eight-hour course delivered in two 4-hour sessions
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A Home Buyer Education certificate of completion, required to qualify for some
down payment assistance programs, is valid for one year from date of completion.

Additional Workshops for Homeowners and Homebuyers

We also offer a variety of other workshops for current and future homeowners, such as estate
planning, insurance and taxes.

These are online courses taught by a live instructor via Zoom.


Financial Self-Defense


Wednesday July 8
12PM - 1PM

You will hear from a HUD certified housing professional on the steps to take to reduce your housing costs, protect your credit and improve your finances. Also hear from The Chicago Bungalow Association about the Energy Savers Program.
Learn About:

  • Avoiding high risk financial behavior
  • Reducing housing and utility costs
  • Steps to improve your credit score
  • Energy efficiency strategies

Register Here


Job Search Strategies during COVID-19


Saturday July 11
10AM - 11AM

You will hear from an employment solutions professional from Fifth/Third Bank’s partner, Next Job about (re)employment strategies during these challenging times.
Learn About:

  • Remote and Short Term Opportunities
  • Finding Employers That Are Hiring
  • Networking Online to find Hidden Jobs
  • Excelling at phone and video interviews
  • Making your resume stand out

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Estate Planning: What to do when a Parent Dies


Wednesday July 15
2PM - 3PM

You will hear from two Attorneys from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services about why it is important to have an Estate Plan to pass on property to your heirs.
Learn About:

  • Title issues which occur when someone dies without an estate plan
  • What is an Estate Plan
  • What documents are included in an Estate Plan

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Financial Self-Defense


Saturday July 18
10AM - 11AM

You will hear from a HUD certified housing professional on the steps to take to reduce your housing costs, protect your credit and improve your finances. Also hear from Nicor about energy efficiency strategies.
Learn About:

  • Avoiding high risk financial behavior
  • Reducing housing and utility costs
  • Steps to improve your credit score
  • Energy efficiency strategies

Register Here