Homeownership Education

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Classes are scheduled year-round, usually on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Please contact our Homeownership Department at homeownership@habitatportlandregion.org or call us at 503-287-9529. 

Topics Include 

Financial Wellness 

Topics may include: 

  • Understanding your annual escrow analysis. 
  • Budgets: creating a spending & saving plan 
  • Managing your cash flow 
  • Building credit 
  • Debt repayment & strategies for reducing your expenses 
  • Estate planning and retirement 
  • Insurance—auto/home/life/health. 
  • Couponing 

Employment Skills 

Topics may include: 

  • Applications, resumes, cover letters, and interview skills. 
  • Negotiating a salary increase or promotion. 

Home Maintenance Workshops 

Topics may include: 

  • Planning for home maintenance 
  • Natural cleaning products 
  • Weatherizing your home 
  • Appliance maintenance 
  • Mold & pest prevention and maintenance 

Community 

Topics may include: 

  • Community involvement 
  • Neighborhood watch & crime prevention 

Health & Safety 

Topics may include: 

  • Cooking Matters at the Store 
  • Gardening 
  • Fire & home safety 
  • Disaster and emergency preparedness 

Upcoming Classes 

Habitat strives to support success in homeownership by providing opportunities for our homeowners to learn about maintaining their home, securing their financial well-being, and becoming more engaged in their communities. 

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