Financial Education Webinars

A Class for Everyone

Habitat for Humanity’s free in-person workshops and online webinars are designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to build financial fitness and prepare for homeownership.

Our workshops and webinars are open to the public. We offer a variety of financial education topics for people ages 15 and up. The age-appropriate presentations provide the information needed to make informed financial decisions for young adults to seniors.

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What to Expect

Our free financial workshops are 1-hour presentations that include a Q&A session. They are hosted by a Habitat HUD-Certified Housing Counselor and break down financial management concepts one topic at a time.

Topics include:

  • Creating a Budget
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Reading Credit Reports
  • Improving Credit Scores
  • Identity Theft and Scams
  • Manage and Payback Debts
  • Savings Plans and Strategies
  • Prepare to Purchase a Home
  • Accessing Financial Assistance Programs
  • Managing Student Loan Debt


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View Upcoming Webinars

Visit our events page to see our upcoming Housing and Financial Counseling webinars, learn more about the topics covered, and register!

Select Your Webinar

Select the webinar topic and date that aligns with your schedule and financial goals!

Register

You must complete the registration form on ZOOM to receive event log-in information.

Email Confirmation

After registering, you should receive a registration confirmation email with your event information included. 

Events

  1. Credit Reports and Credit Scores

    Mar. 12, 2024 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT

    Learn how to read a credit report, and what you can do to help improve your credit score.

  2. Shopping for a Mortgage Loan

    Mar. 14, 2024 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT

    Learn what you can do to prepare before talking to a lender, how the mortgage loan application process works, and the costs associated with getting a mortgage.

  3. Path to Homeownership

    Mar. 19, 2024 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT

    Learn what lenders look for and what you can do to financially prepare to reach your goal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to attend a financial education webinar to apply for the Habitat Homeownership program?

No. Financial education webinars are part of a separate Habitat for Humanity program and are not required as part of Habitat's homeownership application. 

If you are interested in applying for the Habitat Homeownership program you need to attend a Homeowner Orientation.  

To learn more about Habitat homeownership opportunities and how to apply click here.

Do the financial education webinars review the Habitat Homeownership program?

No. Our webinars only cover information about the selected financial education topic.

How do I register?

Visit our events page, click on your topic and date of interest, then click “register”. After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you are registering for a webinar the email will include the link to join.

Is there a cost to attend?

No. All webinars are FREE.

How long do the webinars last?

Our webinars are typically 1-hour and they include a Q&A session. 

Do you provide materials?

Yes. Our webinars include handouts with information and resources related to the topic.

Contact a Housing Counselor

For questions or to schedule an appointment with our Housing Counselors complete the inquiry form below.

*DO NOT complete this form if you are interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner. For questions about Habitat's homeownership opportunities, visit our Homeownership Program page.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY HABITAT COMMUNITY CAPITAL

As a part of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Habitat Community Capital (HCC) was founded in 2016 as a nonprofit lender in response to Habitat affiliates and other affordable housing developers’ increasing need for more affordable financing options.

As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Habitat Community Capital is the legal business name of EBSV Community Development, Inc.

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