Homeownership Education

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

Topics Include

Topics 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

Topics include:

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

Topics will include:

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

Topics may include:

  • Community involvement
  • Neighborhood watch & crime prevention

Topics will include:

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

Upcoming Classes

August 11th

Expand Your Impact
August 11th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Creating Community Change – From PTA’s and neighborhood associations, there are so many ways for you to advocate for change in your local community and beyond. Come learn some concrete skills and strategies to make change happen.
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Credit Café
August 11th 5th 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Understanding Credit- Come learn the pros and cons of using credit and how credit scores are calculated. We will help you access your free credit report and score during this session.
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September 15th

Homeowner Repair and Creative Reuse Event
Sept 15th 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly event for all ages, fantastic prizes and giveaways, and great food!
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October 13th

Estate Planning Basics
October 13th 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
Planning for the inevitable is a gift you can give your loved ones. Come learn about ways to leave clear instructions on end of life care, guardianship of minors and how to protect your heirs’ financial interests.
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Guard your Identity
October 13th 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Your personal information is everywhere and once it is criminal hands, identity theft is time consuming and expensive to fix. Come learn from and identity theft expert on how to safeguard your personal information and what to do if your identity is stolen.
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