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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)

Our two-hour financial education workshop helps you:

  • Develop a spending plan
  • Reduce your debt
  • Increase your credit score
In-Person Home Buyer Education

Our eight-hour home buyer education seminar prepares you for the complicated home buyer process by helping you:

  • Understand the process and how to watch out for your yourself
  • Consider how much you can comfortably spend
  • Learn how to apply for a mortgage loan and the impact of your credit score
  • Understand additional expenses to budget for
  • Know what to avoid during the closing process
  • Learn how to protect your investment

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.

  • Once you create your account, you can track your progress and stay on top of your next steps on your path to homeownership any time of the day.
  • You can receive advice and information, register for classes and personalized homeownership counseling (including the financial fresh start & Home Buyer education workshops), and access and submit documents.
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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 on Finances

Learn more about specific financial topics and programs. 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.