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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 April 29
6PM - 7:30PM: One 90-minute session
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Thursday May 20
6PM - 7:30PM: One 90-minute session
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This class is sponsored by Hoyne Savings Bank



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 May 4
6PM - 8PM: One 2-hour session
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Tuesday May 18
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.

Thursdays April 1, 8, 15, and 22
6PM - 8PM: Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Wednesdays May 5, 12, 19, and 26
6PM - 8PM: Eight-hour course delivered in four 2-hour sessions
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Saturdays May 15 and 22
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.





TIF Purchase Rehab Information Session: West Side
Monday May 3
6PM - 7:30PM

NHS of Chicago and the City of Chicago are providing up to 25% to pay the total cost to purchase and rehab a vacant property in select TIF Districts. This information session will provide details on homebuyer & property eligibility and the application process.

Attendance at this session is highly recommended for anyone that is interested in purchasing and rehabbing a home in one of the eligible areas.

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Greater Chatham: A Virtual Tour of Homes for Sale
Saturday May 15
10AM - 12PM

Join on a virtual tour of beautiful homes for sale in our Greater Chatham community. A local Realtor will be taking us through live walk-throughs of homes currently on the market in the Southside’s most stable communities. A lender will accompany the virtual trolley tour to provide insight into possible down payment assistance and monthly costs to own one of these gems.

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Financial Self Defense
Wednesday May 26
12PM - 1PM

Learn about the 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 class is sponsored by Hoyne Savings Bank

Housing University

No matter where you are on your homeownership journey, Housing U has something for you! Our webinar series is designed with you and your family in mind. Housing U is the perfect option to help you unlock the mystery of the home buying process and navigate the road to sustaining your home while maintaining and growing your finances with confidence.
Housing U: Track 3 - Growing Home Equity

Tuesdays April 6 through May 25 6PM - 7PM

This eight week series led by subject matter experts will focus on strategies:

  • To help your money work for you
  • Explore practices to preserve more of your earnings while increasing your retirement savings
  • Avoid the potential financial sinkhole in your house
  • Making legacy decisions
  • Learn how to evaluate insurance, property taxes, and more

Workshops include

  • Apr 6: Intro to NHS – Financial Self-Defense
  • Apr. 13: Understanding Property Taxes
  • Apr. 20: Property Tax Appeal Process
  • Apr. 27: Energy Efficiency in Your Home
  • May. 4: Evaluating Your Insurance Needs
  • May. 11: Financial Planning – Foundations of Investing
  • May. 18: Is Refinancing Right for You
  • May. 25: Leaving a Legacy – Why Everyone Should Have an Estate Plan

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