Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Northern Virginia

Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Northern Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Are you interested in becoming a homeowner but don’t know where to begin? The Virginia Housing Development Authority and local nonprofits are offering free homeownership education classes throughout May in Northern Virginia.

Homeownership education classes cover topics including credit issues, personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. To become eligible for VHDA loans, borrowers must complete VHDA’s Homeownership Class. Attend one of the many free sessions below to learn about the advantages of homeownership.

ALEXANDRIA
• May 10, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Oak Tree Plaza, 6088 Franconia Road. For more information, please contact Norman Robles at (703) 502-1349.
• May 17, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Housing Counseling Training, 2550 Huntington Ave, Suite 200. For more information, please contact Paige Mowry at (703) 317-9412.
• May 17, 2008 from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Tree Plaza, 6088 Franconia Road. For more information, please contact Ana Soto at (703) 621-7886. This class taught exclusively in Spanish.

ARLINGTON
• April 26 and May 3, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Burke Lake Garden Neighborhood Network Center, 4501 N. Peshing Drive. For more information, please contact Larry Laws, Sr. at (703) 580-8838.
• May 17, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Enterprise Development Group, l901 S. Highland St. For more information, please contact Emmanuel Mpfayokurera at (703) 685-0510.
• May 17, 2008 from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Tree Plaza, 6088 Franconia Road. For more information, please contact Ana Soto at (703) 621-7886. This class taught exclusively in Spanish.

ASHBURN
• May 3, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Community Church, 19790 Ashburn Road. For more information, please contact Rich Benenati at (800) 784-8952.

FAIRFAX
• May 7 and May 14, 2008 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Hosted by Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information, please contact Gail Leigh at (703) 246-5086.
• May 27 and May 29, 2008 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Hosted by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information, please contact Gail Leigh at (703) 246-5086.

FREDERICKSBURG
• May 17, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Hope Baptist Church, 6823 Harrison Road. For more information, please contact Linda Toppin at (540) 548-8681.
• May 20 and May 22, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Central VA Housing Coalition, 208 Hudgins Road. For more information, please contact Cheri L. Miles at (540) 604-9943, ext. 14.

MANASSAS
• May 6, May 13 and May 20, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the Sudley North County Building, 7987 Ashton Ave. Hosted by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Prince William County division. For more information, please contact Joe Botta at (703) 792-6287.

WOODBRIDGE
• May 17, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at First Home Alliance, Inc, 4421 Dale Blvd. For more information, please contact Charlene Watkins-Byrd at (703) 580-8838.

For a complete listing of VHDA’s Homeownership Classes, please visit www.vhda.com.

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