What Makes Up Your Credit Score?

Credit and credit scores affect so many aspects of our lives but the details of it aren’t always clear. Habitat HOPE is here to help by answering ‘what makes up your credit score?’ Let’s break it down: 10% New Credit – recently opened...

Are You at Risk of Property Tax Foreclosure?

Are you at risk of losing your home due to delinquent property taxes, resulting in a property tax foreclosure? Habitat HOPE Housing Counseling may be able to help. In Michigan, real property tax foreclosure involves a three year process. Parcels are forfeited to...

How Your Tax Return Can Help You Stay Afloat

An unexpected expense or loss of income can financially sink us and drown us in debt. But a well budgeted tax return can be a life raft. Habitat HOPE is here to show you how to stay financially afloat by making the most out of your tax return. One way to use your tax...

Using Your Tax Return to Reach Your Goals

This month’s HOPE Huddle will focus on ways to use your tax return to help meet your financial goals. Planning ahead for your income tax return will help you make the most of that money and help you reach your financial goals. Here are some options: Pay down credit...

HOPE Huddle Budgeting Recap

In case you missed it, January’s HOPE Huddle focused on budgeting to meet your financial goals. In that short virtual hour we covered so much information on key steps to creating a budget and some key tips that will help you reach budgeting success.  If you...

Habitat HOPE – How to Save

Saving seems simple in theory, we all know we should be saving money. But getting started is often the hardest part. Habitat HOPE housing counseling is here to help you get started towards your savings goal. Join us for January’s HOPE Huddle on Thursday, Jan. 21...