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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, Jan. 26
6PM - 7:30PM: One 90-minute session
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Financial Fresh Start (Financial Capability)

Our two-hour financial education workshop helps you:

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

Tuesday Jan. 5
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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Tuesday Jan. 19
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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This workshop is sponsored by First Savings Bank of Hegewisch

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.

Wednesdays Jan. 6, 13, 20, and 27
6PM - 8PM: Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays Jan. 9 and 16
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 and Estate Planning
Wednesday Jan. 13
6PM - 7PM

Learn about the importance of Estate Planning with emphasis on how to use the Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI) as part of a Financial Self Defense toolkit. Information presented by Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL).

Also learn about other tools to improve and defend your finances including: Reducing your housing costs, reviewing insurance policies, ensuring all eligible property tax exemptions are being taken and avoiding 3rd party utility supplier missteps.

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This workshop is sponsored by Peoples Bank.

Property Management Training
Saturday Jan. 23
9AM - 1PM

This workshop provides participants with the knowledge to better market, manage, and maintain residential rental property and is led by CIC (Community Investment Corporation)

Topics covered include screening & marketing, fair housing, the Chicago landlord/tenant ordinance, tenant retention, rent collections & evictions

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

This workshop is required for TIF Purchase Rehab participants that plan to purchase a 2-4 unit property.

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Home and Personal Safety
Wednesday Jan. 27
6PM – 7PM

This workshop provides participants with information about community safety and is being presented by a retired Chicago Police Detective.

Topics to be covered during the presentation include home security, block safety tips, secure driving solutions and low cost technical solutions.

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