COMFORT LIVING AND ASSOCIATES

Establishing Home Ownership & Revitalizing Low Income Communities in Illinois Since 2006

Course Catalog

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As an adopter of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling, CLA provides group homeownership and financial counseling classes to low to moderate income individuals.  Classes offered are geared toward: setting goals, budgeting, using credit, preventing foreclosure, and much more. 

Homeownership counseling is offered to home buyers who want solid and reliable information before making the largest investment of their lives.  We are here to help you keep the homeownership dream from turning into a nightmare.  Get the facts in today's real estate and mortgage markets.

Have questions or would like to register to attend our homeownership and financial classes?  Contact our office at 217-717-9386, Access Workshop Online Registration Form, or email info@givecla.org.


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Debt Management
Duration: 2 hours  - Date/Time To Be Announced

Many homeowners are just living paycheck to paycheck.  This class will ensure that should you ever have to face a financial emergency, you will know the options that are available.  You will learn about the different types of financing options, credit repair, recovery budgeting, setting goals and improving your credit score, and the common issues that lead people to financial crisis.  With hard work and commitment, the sky is the limit!

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Real Estate Knowledge
Duration: 2 hours  - Date/Time To Be Announced

Now that you're ready to become a homeowner, the R.A.D workshop is designed to help you become a savvy homebuyer.  This workshop will cover topics like steps involved in purchasing a home, calculating closing costs, the benefits of an escrow account, tips to avoiding foreclosure, and much more.  There will be local professionals (lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, appraisers, and insurance representatives) who will speak about the steps involved in the home buying process. 

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Standing on Your Own: Blueprint to Building Wealth
Duration: 2 hours - Date/Time To Be Announced

Empower yourself!! Invest in yourself first and learn how to manage your money.  Blueprint to Building Wealth is a basic financial management class that will teach you how to strengthen and repair your credit.  You will learn about how to get the most out of your money and accumulate wealth over time.

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Toolbox Home Maintenance Class
Duration: 2 hours - Date/Time To Be Announced

Do it yourself or not....that is the question you will inevitably face many times as a homeowner.  Each class will cover simple home repairs and preventative maintenance routines that you can do yourself.    

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Online Homeownership Training Course
Duration: 1 hour - Available
Cost: Fee

In this online training course you will learn about credit repair, recovery budgeting, and common issues that lead people to financial crisis.  In addition, you will learn the steps involved in the home buying process and foreclosure prevention.  Scholarship waiver available for those who qualify.

Important Read First - Online Homeownership Setup Manual

Click here to begin: Online Homeownership Training Course

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Foreclosure Prevention Class
Duration: 2 hours  - Date/Time To Be Announced

This class will help you identify the financial options and services available to homeowners who have defaulted or are in danger of defaulting on their mortgage.  Other topics we will discuss include budgeting and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams that prey on homeowners facing foreclosure.  We will also answer questions you may have about avoiding foreclosure.

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Certificates awarded to applicants that successfully complete Homeownership Program classes.