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 guidelines.
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 focusList of Homes for Rent, Homes for Sale, Monessen, Jeannette, Latrobe, Greensburg 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 Financial Education page on the CCCS website. Housing Counseling services are also offered.