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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 90-minute 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.

Thursday October 21
6PM - 7:30PM: One 90-minute session
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Thursday November 4
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 October 5
6PM - 8PM: One 2-hour session
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Tuesday October 19
6PM - 8PM: One 2-hour session
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Tuesday November 9
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.

Wednesdays Oct 6, 13, 20, and 27
6PM - 8PM: Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays October 2 and 9
9AM - 1PM: Eight-hour course delivered in two 4-hour sessions
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Wednesdays November 3, 10, and 17
6PM - 8PM
AND
Saturday November 20
9AM - 11AM
Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays November 6 and 13
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
Saturday Oct. 16
10AM - 11AM

Listen to information 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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Financial Self Defense
Thursday November 18
12PM - 1PM

Information about 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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State Farm Good Neighbor Insurance Education Webinar Series

Building a Triangle of Protection around Your Home and Family
Wednesday October 6
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm Agent will review options for protection for you and your home - life, disability income, and homeowner insurance - to protect you and your family if you became ill or if your home was seriously damaged.

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Are you prepared for a Natural Disaster?
Wednesday October 13
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide tips on being prepared, protecting your family and planning before a disaster strikes.

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Fire Prevention
Wednesday October 20
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide information on steps to take to help avoid losses related to casualties, including fire, burglaries, and more.

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Homeowners and Renters Insurance
Wednesday October 27
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will go over the benefits of having homeowners and renters insurance as well as what is covered in a standard policy, what is needed for Chicago homeowners and renter

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Decrease your Insurance Costs by Increasing the Safety of your Home
Wednesday November 3
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide information on what a homeowner’s insurance policy covers and why it is important to have homeowner’s coverage and will also discuss ways to decrease your Insurance Costs by Increasing the Safety of your Home

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