Join us for this FREE Financial Resource Education Event in Monroe County.


Meet local vendors with resources to help you reach your financial goals.

Thursday August 29th 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the La-Z-Boy center at Monroe County Community College.


Check out the financial workshops and resources!

  • Student loan debt
  • Budgeting
  • Mortgages
  • Credit repair
  • Down payment assistance
  • Home Ownership programs
  • Free credit reports & review
  • Habitat HOPE financial coaching
  • And More!!!

Thank you to our sponsors FIFTH THIRD BANK!!!!

Molina Health Care, Monroe Bank & Trust and Flagstar Bank!




The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, or MSHDA, will be hosting a workshop at FREE regarding loan products.

                Anyone who has bought or attempted to buy a home knows that the process can be taxing emotionally and difficult to navigate without some guidance.       

                MSHDA aims to alleviate that stress by filling the gaps necessary for individuals to acquire affordable housing. They offer assistance with the MI Home Loan & MI Home Loan Flex, both offer up to $7,500 in down payment assistance.

MSHDA also works exclusively with MSHDA certified lenders and realtors, to make it easy for homebuyers to gain access to resources. 

At FREE, they will be speaking about the different loan products available for first-time and repeat homebuyers, to help you better understand which loan is right for you.


                If you’re one of the 62 million Americans who rely on social security, consider attending the Social Security Administration’s workshop at FREE.

                The SSA will cover everything that you need to know about how social security can benefit you.

                The SSA offers a variety of services including retirement, disability, financial planning, survivors benefits, and medicaid enrollment.

                Just like all of the other resources at this event, the SSA workshop is free. A representative from the SSA will be on-hand to answer all of your questions and help you better understand your benefits.


Team up with Union Home Mortgage! Senior Loan Officer will be offering a FREE workshop. Read about what you can expect from this exciting resource at the FREE event! 

Team Up!  Working With Your Lender, Not Against Yourself


  1. Selecting Your Lender Partner
    1. Ease of Contact
    2. Local vs Online
    3. Programs
    4. Their network
  2. Setting Expectations
    1. Communication methods
    2. What to expect
    3. Timelines
  3. Get Started
    1. Credit
    2. Employment
    3. How much can you afford?
    4. Where will the money come from?
    5. Home needs and wants
  4. Set Up a Plan
    1. Written
    2. Reach out to other professionals as needed


The Habitat HOPE program is partnering with MSU Extension and Monroe County Community College to bring FREE - Financial Resource Education Event to our community. 

Senior Extension Educator, Terry Clark-Jones MS CFLE, explains MSU Extensions benefits as our guest blogger!

MSU Extension provides financial educations to help consumers plan a secure future by:

  • Setting smart personal and financial goals
  • Understanding the process of buying and maintaining a home.
  • Understanding credit reports and rebuilding credit.
  • Becoming confident investors.

We are excited to part of the FREE event scheduled for Aug. 29th.  This event will connect participants to available resources that may assist them to increase their personals assets. Come and visit that vendors and take advantage of the sessions that will be offered. 

You won't want to miss MSU Extension's workshop. They will be offering a workshop at the event on student loan debt ! Mark your calendars today and we will see you Thursday August 29th  starting at 4:00pm at MCCC! 



Visit FREE - Financial Resource Education Facebook page to learn more about the event!