Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Tidewater

Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Tidewater

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 the Tidewater region.

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.

CHESAPEAKE
• May 17, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the HamptonChesapeake Rehabilitation and Housing Authority, 1468 S. Military Highway. For more information, please contact Michele Wilson at (757) 233-6404.

HAMPTON
• May 17, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the New Beginning Empowerment Church, 1901 E. Pembroke Ave. Hosted by Intime Outreach, Inc. For more information, please contact Sid Alvarado at (757) 218-1163.

NEWPORT NEWS
• May 8 and May 10, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Clark Center, 392 Maple Ave. Hosted by Newport News Office of Human Affairs. For more information, please contact Dorothy Buchanan at (757) 643-4086.
• May 31, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads office, 12829 Jefferson Ave. For more information, please contact Rebecca Wirt at (757) 875-0060.

NORFOLK
• May 13 and May 15, 2008 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority office, 201 Granby St. For more information, please contact Sydney Pettyford at (757) 314-4202.
• May 15 and May 22, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Up Center, 222 W. 19th St. For more information, please contact John Allen at (757) 625-2227, ext. 117.

PORTSMOUTH
• May 10, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Urban League of Hampton Roads, 3225 High St. For more information, please contact Yvette Young at (757) 627-0864.
• May 10, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Charlestowne Community Center, 1590 Darren Circle. For more information, please contact Marilyn Y. Hill at (757) 465-3443.
• May 20 and May 27, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Empowerment Center, 2011 Queen St. Hosted by Empowerment 2010, Inc. For more information, please contact Danielle Mathis at (757) 314-2041.

SUFFOLK
• May 13 and May 14, 2008 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Suffolk Workforce Development Center, 157 N. Main St. For more information, please contact Angela Koncz at (757) 235-2151.
• May 20 and May 21, 2008 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Suffolk Workforce Development Center, 157 N. Main St. For more information, please contact Angela Koncz at (757) 235-2151.

VIRGINIA BEACH
• May 3, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, 4855 Princess Anne Road. For more information, please contact Monique Cross at (757) 484-0703.
• May 13 and May 14, 2008 at the Community Housing Partners, 911 First Colonial Road. For more information, please contact Luxmy Panzardi at (757) 422-9664.
• May 20 and May 22, 2008 from 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. at the VA Beach Community Development Corporation, 2700 International Parkway, Suite 300. For more information, please contact Christina Lanham at (757) 463-9516.

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

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