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

February 11th, 10am – 11:30am
Protecting Your Assets
Come learn from an insurance expert about how your auto, home, health, and life insurance policies can protect you and your assets.
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February 25th, 12:30am – 3pm
Jump Start Your Finances in 2017
This class will help you create a realistic budget and look for ways to decrease spending. RSVP is required. $25 Gift Card for each household in attendance, and breakfast will be served.
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March 11th, 10am
Estate Planning
Find out how to safeguard your finances and health care wishes through estate planning. Receive up-to-date knowledge about, Wills, Living Trusts, Health Care Documents, Issues Regarding Guardianship, Conservatorship, Power of Attorney and How to Avoid Probate.
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April 8th and 15th, 10am – noon
Seed to Supper
This free beginning gardening course teaches you need to start a garden and grow your own food on a budget.
Workshop #1, 4/8: Garden site, soil development, and garden planning
Workshop #2, 4/15: Caring for your garden, harvesting and using your bounty
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RSVP Required – Space is Limited