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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.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
6PM - 7:30PM One 90-minute session
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Tuesday, Dec. 15
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, Nov. 17
6PM - 8PM One 2-hour session
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Thursday Dec. 10
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.

Mondays Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 23
6PM - 8PM:  Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays Nov. 7 and Nov. 14
9AM - 1PM: Eight-hour course delivered in two 4-hour sessions
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Wednesdays Dec. 2 and 9 and Saturday Dec. 19
6PM - 8PM Wednesdays and 9AM - 1PM Saturday
Eight-hour course delivered in two 2-hour sessions and one 4-hour session
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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.

Let’s Talk Fire Safety with State Farm sponsored by State Farm


Wednesday Oct. 28
12PM - 1PM

A licensed State Farm agent will provide information on steps to take to help avoid losses related fire.
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Relationship Banking

Wednesday Nov. 4
12PM - 1PM
Join NHS and Inland Bank to learn about:
  • Reasons why banking relationships matter
  • Frauds and scams during the COVID era
  • New tools available to manage money easier

This workshop is sponsored by Inland Bank.
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Financial Self Defense and TODI's

Tuesday Nov. 10
6PM - 7PM

The Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) will discuss the use of Transfer on Death Instruments (TODI) as part of a Financial Self Defense toolkit.

Also learn about other tools to improve and defend your finances including: Reducing your housing costs, reviewing insurance, property taxes and utility supplies and avoiding financial missteps.

This workshop is sponsored by Hoyne Savings Bank.
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Wealth Building and Estate Planning
Wednesday Nov. 18
12PM - 1PM
Join NHS and Inland Bank during this information session to learn more about:
  • Estate Planning
  • Investments
  • Wealth Building

This workshop is sponsored by Inland Bank.