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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.

Tuesday, Oct 20
6PM - 7:30PM One 90-minute 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.

Wednesday Oct. 7
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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Wednesday Oct. 21
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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Online Foreclosure Education

Free online self-paced foreclosure course covering home retention options, the foreclosure timeline, and resources available to help save your home.

  • Learn foreclosure options and answers
  • Prepare to work with a foreclosure counselor
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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.

Thursdays Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22
6PM - 8PM:  Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays Oct. 10 and Oct. 24
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.


Disaster Preparedness


Wednesday Sept. 30
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide tips on being prepared, protecting your family.

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Financial Self Defense sponsored by Hoyne Saving Bank


Wednesday Oct. 7
12PM - 1PM

A housing professional will go through steps to reduce your housing costs, protect your credit and improve your finances.

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Job Search Strategies during COVID-19 sponsored by Next Job and Fifth Third Bank


Wednesday Oct 14
12PM - 1PM

An employment solutions professional will share (re)employment strategies during these challenging times.

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Property Tax Exemptions and Appeals sponsored by Hoyne Saving Bank


Saturday Oct. 17
10AM – 11AM

A former employee of the Cook County Assessor’s office will provide information about property taxes including how to ensure you get all of the exemptions that you are entitled to and how to file an appeal.

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Let’s Talk Fire Safety with State Farm sponsored by State Farm


Wednesday Oct. 28
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide information on steps to take to help avoid losses related fire.

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