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Upcoming events

    • 17 Mar 2012
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (corner of Fairfield Ave and Broad St)

    NOTE: This workshop will be conducted in English and Creole.


    This workshop is geared toward first time home buyers who want to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership. The instructors will review the following topics:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of home-ownership
    • How working with a Housing Counseling Agency can benefit me
    • Determining how much you can afford prior to shopping for a home
    • The risks and benefits of buying in today's markets
    • Why NOW is the perfect time to buy
    • Short sales and foreclosures
    • Mortgage financing options for the first time home buyers (CHFA, FHA, etc)
    Speakers:
    Beverly Hoppie & Nancy Jean, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
    Guy Bocicault, Bocicault Real Estate
    Frantz Jeanty, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

    Free continental breakfast included.
    • 20 Mar 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Co-Opportunity, Inc 20-28 Sargeant St. Hartford, CT
    Join us to learn about insurance basics. What kinds of insurance are available? what questions should I ask the professionals? How do I determine what I need in insurance? And more...
    • 21 Mar 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the OPED Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Bill Finch.


    • 27 Mar 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University High School of Science & Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive, Hartford
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys, paralegals and paralegal students from the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program
    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program


    • 31 Mar 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
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    Registration has reached FULL CAPACITY.

    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 31 Mar 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is available for CHFA loan applicants AND any prospective homebuyers in the community

    The 8 hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home, including:
    • the purchase process from offer to closing
    • ways to protect your investment (such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention)
    • individualized financial credit and counseling sessions
    • 05 Apr 2012
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Co-Opportunity, 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    This class will provide information on local, statewide, and national foreclosure prevention resources.  Including:
    • Loan restructuring options that are available through local banks, CHFA, and HUD
    • Alternative options to foreclosure, such as, repayment plans, forbearance, modifications, short sales, bankruptcy, and deed in lieu of foreclosure
    • Foreclosure and credit laws

    • 05 Apr 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    The free seminar will provide help for those who have mortgage payments that are increasing, are worried about losing their home, or can’t afford their home loan. This is a great opportunity for those facing tough times to learn their legal rights and options.

    The purpose of this workshop is to enable you to:
    • Know the Team Players and What Role You Play
    • Understand the Importance of a Counseling Session
    • Prepare the Required Documentations to Present to Your Mortgage Company
    • What Are the Alternatives to Foreclosure & Workout Options?
    • Unveil the Mystery of the Foreclosure Process
    • 05 Apr 2012
    • 5:30 PM
    • 26 Apr 2012
    • 8:00 PM
    • Co-opportunity, Inc. 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
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    Part 4 of 4 in a series of weekly classes that will cover the following topics:
    • Banking & Borrowing
    • Creating & Maintaining a Realistic Budget
    • Building Good Credit
    • How to create an action plan for your future
    • An in depth look at your credit, income, and assets admittancerespectfully
    Attendance at all four classes is required and the doors close promptly at 5:45pm. We respectfully request that you please plan accordingly.

     

    *Please note - We are unable to accommodate children in these workshops.

     

     

     

    • 07 Apr 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Co-opportunity, 20 - 28 Sergeant Street Hartford, CT 06105
    Instructors in this workshop will review the pros and cons of homeownership and provide an overview of the homebuying process.  Participants learn about the key players in the process and the true costs of a mortgage payment.  The workshop begins with a 10 question assessment to determine the participant’s knowledge of homeownership.  This course is open to all.

    The course covers the following topics:
    • Shopping for a Home
    • Getting a Loan
    • Keeping Your Home and Managing Your Finances

    • 10 Apr 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Co-opportunity, 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    This workshop is ONLY for those who have applied for a CHFA mortgage. 

    This three hour course reviews what happens once you have applied for the mortgage, the ins and outs of working with CHFA, a review of the closing process, budgeting process and a look at maintaining your new home.


    • 10 Apr 2012
    • 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is ONLY available for CHFA loan applicants of the Downpayment Assistance Program, the Homeownership Program, and the Home of Your Own Mortgage Program.

    This three hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home. It reviews the purchase process from offer to closing and offers ways to protect your investment, such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention.
    • 17 Apr 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University High School of Science & Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive, Hartford
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys, paralegals and paralegal students from the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program
    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program


    • 18 Apr 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the Cafeteria on the 4th floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Michael Pavia


    • 28 Apr 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Tome este curso y aprende cómo comprar su primera casa con pagos mensuales razonables.


    Los temas incluyen:

    • Toma de paso a paso
    • Ahorrar para una vivienda
    • Negociar el mejor precio de compra
    • Información acerca de opciones de hipotecas
    • Entender sus responsabilidades
      Instructor: Owen Quinn, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
    • 28 Apr 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
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    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 28 Apr 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is available for CHFA loan applicants AND any prospective homebuyers in the community

    The 8 hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home, including:
    • the purchase process from offer to closing
    • ways to protect your investment (such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention)
    • individualized financial credit and counseling sessions
    • 03 May 2012
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Co-Opportunity, 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    This class will provide information on local, statewide, and national foreclosure prevention resources.  Including:
    • Loan restructuring options that are available through local banks, CHFA, and HUD
    • Alternative options to foreclosure, such as, repayment plans, forbearance, modifications, short sales, bankruptcy, and deed in lieu of foreclosure
    • Foreclosure and credit laws

    • 03 May 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    The free seminar will provide help for those who have mortgage payments that are increasing, are worried about losing their home, or can’t afford their home loan. This is a great opportunity for those facing tough times to learn their legal rights and options.

    The purpose of this workshop is to enable you to:
    • Know the Team Players and What Role You Play
    • Understand the Importance of a Counseling Session
    • Prepare the Required Documentations to Present to Your Mortgage Company
    • What Are the Alternatives to Foreclosure & Workout Options?
    • Unveil the Mystery of the Foreclosure Process
    • 08 May 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Co-opportunity, 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    This workshop is ONLY for those who have applied for a CHFA mortgage. 

    This three hour course reviews what happens once you have applied for the mortgage, the ins and outs of working with CHFA, a review of the closing process, budgeting process and a look at maintaining your new home.


    • 08 May 2012
    • 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is ONLY available for CHFA loan applicants of the Downpayment Assistance Program, the Homeownership Program, and the Home of Your Own Mortgage Program.

    This three hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home. It reviews the purchase process from offer to closing and offers ways to protect your investment, such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention.
    • 12 May 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Co-opportunity, 20 - 28 Sergeant Street Hartford, CT 06105
    Instructors in this workshop will review the pros and cons of homeownership and provide an overview of the homebuying process.  Participants learn about the key players in the process and the true costs of a mortgage payment.  The workshop begins with a 10 question assessment to determine the participant’s knowledge of homeownership.  This course is open to all.

    The course covers the following topics:
    • Shopping for a Home
    • Getting a Loan
    • Keeping Your Home and Managing Your Finances

    • 15 May 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University High School of Science & Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive, Hartford
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys, paralegals and paralegal students from the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program
    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program


    • 16 May 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the Community Room on the 1st floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Richard Moccia.


    • 19 May 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Don’t just let investors take advantage of historically low home prices!  Take this free course and learn how to get into your first home with monthly payments you can live with.


    Topics Include:

    • Taking it step by step
    • Saving for a home
    • Negotiating your best purchase price
    • Learning about mortgage options
    • Understanding your responsibilities

    Instructor: Owen Quinn, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

    • 19 May 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is available for CHFA loan applicants AND any prospective homebuyers in the community

    The 8 hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home, including:
    • the purchase process from offer to closing
    • ways to protect your investment (such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention)
    • individualized financial credit and counseling sessions
    • 26 May 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 07 Jun 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    The free seminar will provide help for those who have mortgage payments that are increasing, are worried about losing their home, or can’t afford their home loan. This is a great opportunity for those facing tough times to learn their legal rights and options.

    The purpose of this workshop is to enable you to:
    • Know the Team Players and What Role You Play
    • Understand the Importance of a Counseling Session
    • Prepare the Required Documentations to Present to Your Mortgage Company
    • What Are the Alternatives to Foreclosure & Workout Options?
    • Unveil the Mystery of the Foreclosure Process
    • 07 Jun 2012
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Jun 2012
    • 8:00 PM
    • Co-opportunity, Inc. 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    • 27
    A 4-part series of weekly classes that will cover the following topics:
    • Banking & Borrowing
    • Creating & Maintaining a Realistic Budget
    • Building Good Credit
    • How to create an action plan for your future
    • An in depth look at your credit, income, and assets
    Attendance at all four classes is required and the doors close promptly at 5:45pm. We respectfully request that you please plan accordingly.

     

    *Please note - We are unable to accommodate children in these workshops.

     

     

     

    • 12 Jun 2012
    • 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is ONLY available for CHFA loan applicants of the Downpayment Assistance Program, the Homeownership Program, and the Home of Your Own Mortgage Program.

    This three hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home. It reviews the purchase process from offer to closing and offers ways to protect your investment, such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention.
    • 14 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT

    What are the benefits and risks of owning a home? Calculate how much house you can afford and how much you need to save in order to buy. Gain insight into what lenders look for during the mortgage application process and review the types of loan available. Other topics to be addressed are: the financial impact of buying vs. renting; historical home prices and real estate fluctuation; and, how much of a down payment you will need.

    • 19 Jun 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University High School of Science & Engineering, 351 Mark Twain Drive, Hartford
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys, paralegals and paralegal students from the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program
    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and the University of Hartford Paralegal Studies Program


    • 20 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the OPED Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Bill Finch.


    • 23 Jun 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Don’t just let investors take advantage of historically low home prices!  Take this free course and learn how to get into your first home with monthly payments you can live with.


    Topics Include:

    • Taking it step by step
    • Saving for a home
    • Negotiating your best purchase price
    • Learning about mortgage options
    • Understanding your responsibilities
    • 30 Jun 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 30 Jun 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This course is available for CHFA loan applicants AND any prospective homebuyers in the community

    The 8 hour course covers the technical, financial and practical aspects involved in buying and maintaining a home, including:
    • the purchase process from offer to closing
    • ways to protect your investment (such as planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule as well as foreclosure prevention)
    • individualized financial credit and counseling sessions
    • 18 Jul 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the Cafeteria on the 4th floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Michael Pavia


    • 28 Jul 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 09 Aug 2012
    • 5:30 PM
    • 30 Aug 2012
    • 8:00 PM
    • Co-opportunity, Inc. 20-28 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    • 27
    A 4-part series of weekly classes that will cover the following topics:
    • Banking & Borrowing
    • Creating & Maintaining a Realistic Budget
    • Building Good Credit
    • How to create an action plan for your future
    • An in depth look at your credit, income, and assets
    Attendance at all four classes is required and the doors close promptly at 5:45pm. We respectfully request that you please plan accordingly.

     

    *Please note - We are unable to accommodate children in these workshops.

     

     

     

    • 15 Aug 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the Community Room on the 1st floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Richard Moccia.


    • 25 Aug 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.

 
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