OCH will be offering workshops on the following topics over the next six weeks. The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. To register, use the on-line form at the OCH Web site, www.upenn.edu/EVP/communityhousing/events.html. For more information about these workshops, call Bernadette Ramsey, outreach coordinator, at 215-573-9725.
Community Housing 101: Learn about the Guaranteed Mortgage Program
and the benefits it offers. This workshop will take you through the process
of applying and provide general home-buying information.
Thursday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, March 15: 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. at the Office of Off-Campus Living, 4046 Walnut St.
Thursday, March 9: Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 720, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St.
Credit Counseling and Repair: This workshop shows you how to repair
damaged credit and tells you what banks consider in making loans: credit
scoring, credit reports, sources of credit and their differences.
Tuesday, March 21: Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. at the Office of Off-Campus Living.
Home Buying Seminar: Learn about the advantages of homeownership,
home buying procedures, how to shop for a home, homeownership costs, financing,
and what to do if you have credit problems.
Tuesday, Feb. 29 and Tuesday, March 14: Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 720, Franklin Building.
Homeowners Insurance: Learn how to protect your investment.
Learn about the different types of insurance available and what you need
to ensure proper coverage of your house and its contents.
Wednesday, March 1: Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 720, Franklin Building.
Start Smart: An introduction to United Bank of Philadelphias
Start Smart program, a three-day workshop for first-time homebuyers.
Learn about affordability, credit scoring, grants and more.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 and Thursday, March 23: Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 720, Franklin Building.
Originally published on February 17, 2000