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Seventh Annual DC Housing Scheduled Workshops

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 The Expo is free and open to the public!
Registration is not required to view the exhibits or demonstrations
but is strongly advised for workshops

To register for workshops using  “Eventbrite,” visit, http://bit.ly/1PZ2ANT 

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A range of workshops and demonstrations, from homeownership 101 (English and Spanish), healthy cooking classes, do-it-yourself home repair classes, avoiding foreclosure, and credit repair tips will be offered.

Scheduled Workshops:

  • Buying a Home are you Financially Fit? Buying a home is the single most important asset building decision most households ever make and  financial fitness is a key to success. This workshop is designed to help you decide if you are ready by providing information on savings and banking services, individual development accounts, homebuyer education and support groups and pre-purchase housing counseling. Time is allotted and experts are standing by with answers to your financial fitness questions.
  • Aging in Place and Senior Friendly Housing Alternatives: Are people planning ahead, being educated as to what, how and when to do this, and are they willing to make the changes in their space, so that they can Age in Place? This session will help you overcome procrastination, and denial about needing to make changes. You can avoid a crisis and plan now. We will explore proactive decision making and best practices in preparing to age in place. By understanding options and what it takes to prepare.
  • Keeping it Simple and Practical – Office of the People’s Counsel Energy Efficiency Workshop: Show residents through hands-on demonstrations of simple and practical energy efficiency products, and share many measures that they can immediately apply to their homes for energy savings. The idea is to empower residents with information to take control of their energy usage for energy savings
  • More Life-Less Clutter: Strategies: Excessive collecting or hoarding can threaten an elder's right to age in place. Demographic, legal and economic shifts create new challenges to those caring for these elders. Nationally, professionals are designing ways to identify and clear offending hoarding and to work with landlords, lawyers and housing court judges to prevent evictions. Presenters will provide pragmatic tools and methods to meet these challenges in the District of Columbia Senior Community.
  • Homeownership 101: The Basics of Searching, Borrowing and Owning: This workshop will prepare you for becoming a homeowner. The home buying process will be outlined to help get you started with finding a lender, realtor, home inspector, and title company. Home buying programs offered by the District Government will be discussed.

Many more to come….