Ready to buy a home? With the Atlanta housing market on the rise, prospective home buyers will learn how to finance an important part of the American dream at the next free “Get Financially Fit” seminar of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta taking place Saturday, June 28, at West Hunter Street Baptist Church.
Timed for National Homeownership Month, the seminar will also include information on purchase-renovation loans, an important way to expand the number of homes available and continue to rebuild neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.
What can you look forward to?
– Sessions on growing a small business
– Learn the basics of credit scores, banking and identity theft and retirement
– A special session teaching teens about money management
– Adults and teens are also invited to learn about student loans.
The first 30 newcomers who register and complete the course will receive a $25 gift card. Breakfast and lunch will also be served and child care will be provided.
Everything is free, parking is convenient and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. West Hunter Street Baptist Church is located at 1040 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., S.W., Atlanta, 30310.
Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Register at www.concernedblackclergy.org or by telephoning 404-755-4900.
“Homeownership is rebounding in Atlanta and this is a great time to learn how to pay for your dream home,” said Concerned Black Clergy president Rev. Frank Brown. “We are very happy to add a session on small business and to invite teens, who are at the perfect age to learn about money. I hope parents and their teens will attend several of the sessions together.”
Attendees will be able to select the three topics that are of most interest to them. In addition to the special session for teens, attendees will have seven choices:
• Home buying in an improving market
• Purchase-renovation loans – expand your choices
• Credit scores and credit reports (teens invited)
• Growing your small business
• Banking basics and identity theft (teens invited)
• All about student loans (teens invited)
• Ready for retirement?
“We want everyone to attend and get on the road to financial success,” said the Rev. Toussaint Hill Jr., pastor at West Hunter Street Baptist Church. “With the economy picking up, the timing is perfect.”
This is the eighth workshop of its kind in churches across Atlanta. Overwhelmingly, participants attending previous seminars indicated that they would recommend the event to a friend.
“These sessions have now helped more than 800 people,” said Mike Donnelly, Atlanta region president for Wells Fargo. “We are so glad to work with the Concerned Black Clergy to get more people on the road to financial success.”