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    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 13 Dec 2023
    • 18 sessions
    • Online
    Understand what a credit report is and what is on it, learn how to check your credit report and how to dispute errors, what a credit score is and what makes up a credit score.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 20 Dec 2023
    • 18 sessions
    • Online

    Learn steps to tackle debt and prioritize debt repayment, what to avoid in dealing with creditors and understand debt collection rules and ways to deal with debt collectors.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 27 Dec 2023
    • 18 sessions
    • Online
    Discuss failure to pay rent, rent in Escrow, Tenant Holding Over, and Tenant Checklists.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 06 Dec 2023
    • 17 sessions
    • Online

    EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT:  Examine your money values and habits, learn how to set financial goals, and understand how and why to use a Spending Plan.

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    Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange


    HSP / MD Workforce Exchange

    The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search, customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


    • 06 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online

    Presented by Howard County Library System

    Landlord-Tenant Law: Know Your Rights & Responsibilities (Korean)

    Jenny Hwang and Young Smith, League of Korean American of Maryland volunteer to the Howard County Office of Consumer Protection, will provide an informative workshop on a tenant’s rights and responsibilities. Hear about

    • 하워드카운티 시민협회 봉사자인 제니황과 그리고 장영란 하워드카운티 소비자 보호국에서 주체하는
    • 워크샵을통해 임차인의 보호 및 권리와책임에 관하여 알아봅니다.
    • How to shop for a rental
    • 렌트를 찾는방법
    • application fees and when they should be returned;
    • 렌탈 신청서비용과 돌려받는 시기
    • security deposits and to what they can and cannot apply,
    • 시크리티 디파짓(보증금) 그리고 해당하는 또는 해당하지안는 쓰임
    • differences between leases and month-to-month tenancy,
    • 보통의 일년리스와 월단위 임차계약의 다른점
    • what should be in a lease,
    • 리스약관에 들어가야할 사항들
    • how rent increases should be communicated,
    • 렌트비 인상에관한 임대,임차인의 소통방법
    • what to do if there’s a dispute with your landlord,
    • 랜드로드와의 논쟁이있을때 어떻게 해야하나
    • early termination and eviction,
    • 렌트 조기종료 와 퇴거절차
    • rental scams; and
    • 렌트사기 및 등등…
    • much much more.

    Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join the class/event. This email will also contain the dial-in information if you wish to participate by telephone.

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    • 07 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Glenwood 50+ Center, 2400 Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

    Presented by the Howard County Office of Consumer Protection in partnership with Office on Aging and Independence.


    This will be held at noon on February 7, 2023 at the Glenwood 50+ Center. This event is open to the public for registration, please directly contact the Center at 410-313-5440.
    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online

    Are you interested in buying a home, but you aren’t sure where to start? Have you tried to start the process, but it is too overwhelming and/or confusing? Do you want to learn more about down payment assistance programs? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join this upcoming HUD-approved curriculum homebuyer education class.

    During this 8-hour workshop, you will learn:

    • How to assess your homeownership readiness
    • How to manage your finances and credit
    • How to shop for a home and financing
    • How to handle the closing process
    • How to maintain your new home and finances after closing

    The tools that you will learn during this workshop will help prepare you to be a successful homeowner!

    Register Here

    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online

    ➢Learn tips and tricks to boost, improve or maintain your credit

    ➢Learn how to read and better understand your personal credit report

    ➢Create a strategic plan to meet your credit goals

    ➢Receive supportive check-ins every 3 months following your workshop

    After you attend the 1 hour workshop, you will set a 30 minute 1 on 1 personalized Credit Report review within 1 week of the workshop. Bring your availability to the workshop to set this additional appointment. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Lacy Ames at Lames@interfaithhousing.org




    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online

    ➢Learn tips and tricks to boost, improve or maintain your credit

    ➢Learn how to read and better understand your personal credit report

    ➢Create a strategic plan to meet your credit goals

    ➢Receive supportive check-ins every 3 months following your workshop

    After you attend the 1 hour workshop, you will set a 30 minute 1 on 1 personalized Credit Report review within 1 week of the workshop. Bring your availability to the workshop to set this additional appointment. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Lacy Ames at Lames@interfaithhousing.org




    • 13 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Central Branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044

    Presented by Howard County Library System

    Paula Lino, voluntaria de la Oficina de Protección al Consumidor del condado de Howard, brindará un taller informativo sobre los derechos y responsabilidades del inquilino. Entérate de:

    • cómo buscar opciones de alquiler
    • costos de aplicación y cuándo deben ser reembolsados;
    • depósito de garantía: cuando aplican y cuando no,
    • diferencias entre alquiler a largo plazo y arriendo mes a mes,
    • qué debe incluir su contrato de alquiler,
    • cómo deben comunicarse los aumentos de renta,
    • qué hacer ante una disputa con el propietario del inmueble,
    • terminación temprana y desalojo,
    • fraudes de alquiler;
    • y muchas cosas más

    Presentado en español

    Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Register Here
    • 15 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online

    Are you interested in buying a home, but you aren’t sure where to start? Have you tried to start the process, but it is too overwhelming and/or confusing? Do you want to learn more about down payment assistance programs? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join this upcoming HUD-approved curriculum homebuyer education class.

    During this 8-hour workshop, you will learn:

    • How to assess your homeownership readiness
    • How to manage your finances and credit
    • How to shop for a home and financing
    • How to handle the closing process
    • How to maintain your new home and finances after closing

    The tools that you will learn during this workshop will help prepare you to be a successful homeowner!

    Register Here

    • 16 Feb 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Invest York Road is a bold initiative enabling community members to make small investments into a community-controlled fund that will be used to buy and redevelop commercial property along Baltimore's York Road Corridor.  Through their small investments, residents will be able to build wealth, and by maintaining ownership of the properties, the community will be able to nurture a vibrant commercial corridor with thriving businesses  aligned with residents' interests and needs.

    Savings:  This class explores the concept of savings, strategies to build personal savings, and tools such as budgeting.  By the end of the module, you will have a specific and measurable plan that meets your personal savings needs.  You will also have the understanding needed to make smart adjustments as life happens along the way.  This module is a great foundation class with outcomes you can apply immediately.  Be prepared to examine all your income and expenses as part of the exercises.

    For more information and to sign up click here

    • 17 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Invest York Road is a bold initiative enabling community members to make small investments into a community-controlled fund that will be used to buy and redevelop commercial property along Baltimore's York Road Corridor.  Through their small investments, residents will be able to build wealth, and by maintaining ownership of the properties, the community will be able to nurture a vibrant commercial corridor with thriving businesses aligned with residents' interests and needs.

    Debt:  In this class, you will learn about debt and how it works.  We will explore strategies for reducing debt and gain an understanding of the results of not paying debts or having debts in collection.  While debt can be intimidating to talk about, this module will help you approach it from a strategic and simple point of view.  Most importantly, this module will give you straight forward steps and resources for attacking different types of debt.

    For more information and to sign up click here

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library Govans Branch (5714 Bellona Ave)

    Invest York Road is a bold initiative enabling community members to make small investments into a community-controlled fund that will be used to buy and redevelop commercial property along Baltimore's York Road Corridor.  Through their small investments, residents will be able to build wealth, and by maintaining ownership of the properties, the community will be able to nurture a vibrant commercial corridor with thriving businesses  aligned with residents' interests and needs.

    Investing:  In this class, we will explore different types of investments, including stocks, bonds, and real estate, so you can make informed decisions about your financial future.  We also introduce Invest York Road's innovative investment model, which allows community members to make small-dollar investments into a community-controlled fund that will be used to buy and redevelop commercial property along the York Road Corridor. 

    For more information and to sign up click here

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library Govans Branch (5714 Bellona Ave)

    Invest York Road is a bold initiative enabling community members to make small investments into a community-controlled fund that will be used to buy and redevelop commercial property along Baltimore's York Road Corridor.  Through their small investments, residents will be able to build wealth, and by maintaining ownership of the properties, the community will be able to nurture a vibrant commercial corridor with thriving businesses  aligned with residents' interests and needs.

    Credit:  In this class, we explore the reality and value of credit and how to use it to build personal wealth.  You will learn how to examine credit scores, read and obtain credit reports, and build reasonable, while avoiding unhealthy, credit.  

    For more information and to sign up click here

    • 23 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online

    ➢Learn tips and tricks to boost, improve or maintain your credit

    ➢Learn how to read and better understand your personal credit report

    ➢Create a strategic plan to meet your credit goals

    ➢Receive supportive check-ins every 3 months following your workshop

    After you attend the 1 hour workshop, you will set a 30 minute 1 on 1 personalized Credit Report review within 1 week of the workshop. Bring your availability to the workshop to set this additional appointment. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Lacy Ames at Lames@interfaithhousing.org




    • 23 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online

    ➢Learn tips and tricks to boost, improve or maintain your credit

    ➢Learn how to read and better understand your personal credit report

    ➢Create a strategic plan to meet your credit goals

    ➢Receive supportive check-ins every 3 months following your workshop

    After you attend the 1 hour workshop, you will set a 30 minute 1 on 1 personalized Credit Report review within 1 week of the workshop. Bring your availability to the workshop to set this additional appointment. 

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Lacy Ames at Lames@interfaithhousing.org




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