Classes & Events
Do you need home buying help? Looking for low income houses for
rent? Budgeting your money?
Westmoreland Community Action's Housing Counseling & Money Management Center
offers classes, training, and events throughout the year to
help you buy a new home or better manage your finances.
- Homebuyer Classes that provide the
knowledge, skills and guidance necessary to achieve and sustain
homeownership. Graduates of this program are eligible to
purchase a new home developed by the Neighborhood Revitalization
Program, if they meet certain criteria: must be 18 years or
older and be a first-time homebuyer who meets designated income
- Credit Enhancement Workshops offer credit
report analysis and the development of an action plan for credit
restoration based on the wise use of credit, budgeting, and
underwriting guidelines. The Credit Enhancement Workshop
consists of two three-hour sessions.
- Pre-closing Classes focus on foreclosure prevention
and home maintenance.
- Fundamentals of Budgeting Class provides
instruction on developing a financial plan that allocates income
toward expenses, debt repayment and savings.
- Renter's Guide - Landlord and Tenant Rights and
Responsibilities provides an overview of the landlord
and tenant relationship as it pertains to leases, landlord and
tenant rights and responsibilities, security deposits, repairs,
remedies for breaches of the lease, evictions.
For more information on these and more classes, including income
eligibility guidelines for the above, please visit the
Housing Counseling &
Money Management Center
page on the Westmoreland Community Action website.
Financial Education Resources
Advantage CCCS (Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Western PA)
offers both in-house and online training courses, as well as online
articles. In-house classes are held at the Advantage CCCS Education
Center in Pittsburgh.
Classes include Bankruptcy Education Class, Personal Financial
Management 101, Home Sweet Home (the basics of the home buying
process), and much more.
To learn more and to register, please visit the
page on the CCCS website. Housing Counseling services are also
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