• Building community means neighbors working together... We understand people’s needs and provide the tools so they can use their abilities to enrich their community
  • Building Homes to meet the need... Whether you want to finance, build, maintain your home - or need a great rental - we can help!
  • Building Lives is about helping you realize your dreams... Want a dynamic savings program? Build your own home? Start a business? Get involved? We can help!
  • Building Community is about supporting the local economy... We help local businesses get started and keep going - we believe in fostering self-sufficiency.
  • Building Homes is about neighbors working together... Our "sweat equity" programs are like old-fashioned barn raising parties - helping each other towards a common purpose.
  • Building Lives is about quality of life... A safe and healthy home. A viable way to make a living. Neighbors who watch out for one another. These build lives now and into the future.

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Take Control of Your Finances

Financial Fitness is a comprehensive education course designed to help individuals develop or refine their financial management skills. The objective of this course is to help people develop a sound foundation and be ready for and know how to overcome financial challenges.

Students are guided though six main learning units. By the end of the course students will have set personal financial goals, created a realistic budget, and have received a copy of their own credit report.

The instructors encourage dialogue and questions during the sessions to help people feel prepared to buy a home, start or expand their own business, or go back to school.

This course includes a free tri-merge credit report, including your credit scores. The class fee is $45.

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