Housing Stability Program
Housing Stability Program Overview
The program aims to divert evictions though financial literacy education. By focusing on spending management, financial goal setting, protecting personal property, smart budgeting, and sustainable money management techniques, we empower tenants to minimize or avoid the impact housing instability can have on a household. We provide both group education, and individual counseling to improve personal credit, manage debt, boost earning capability, and develop a personalized plan for building wealth and assets. In addition, we will help our participants identify supportive services that can aid in financial sufficiency and help maintain housing stability.
The program aims to:
- Build financial confidence.
- Teach sustainable financial decision-making.
- Promote mindful money management.
Housing Stability Workshop
HOME’s Housing Stability Workshop equips tenants with the knowledge and tools to manage circumstances that threaten their housing, money, and credit. This workshop is offered to our Eviction Diversion Program participants and the general public. The goal of the workshop is to build confidence to make financial decisions related to managing personal financial resources, protecting assets, and adapting to unexpected events such as evictions. Tenants will learn decision-making principles for long-term sustainability and mindful money management behaviors that will benefit them and their families. They will also leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to prevent, manage and overcome an eviction lawsuit.
Workshop topics include:
- Tenancy 101
- Housing Affordability
- Fair Housing
- Understanding The Lease
- Virginia Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
- Setting Personal Financial Goals
- Creating a Spending Plan to Meet Your Goals
- Virginia Eviction Process
- Preventing Evictions
Classes are held:
The Workshop is FREE and open to the public, however, seating is limited. Please register at least 24 hours in advance.