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April 30, 2016

Credit Repair Improves Lives!

In a year’s time over 600 people participate in financial education through IHA’s Housing Matters Program and over 300 future homebuyers receive one on one housing and credit counseling.

As part of the financial education process, a Credit Café – a collaboration between Interfaith Housing Alliance, United Way, The Housing Authority and the Financial Literacy Coalition is offered four times a year. The next Credit Café is on May 12th from 4 to 7pm.

What is the Credit Café? The Credit Café offers practical skills that can help improve credit scores such as paying bills consistently and on time as well as managing credit cards. It is the goal of the Credit Café to improve credit scores which can improve the opportunity for participants to achieve such things as homeownership and better interest rates on credit cards and car loans. The Credit Cafe’s ultimate goal is to reduce debt and build savings while increasing credit scores.

Attendees simply make an appointment by calling IHA’s office to register. During the Credit Café, IHA will request a soft hit credit report with a score for each client who registers. Participants will then work one-on-one with an advisor who works with credit reports daily. Our volunteer advisors are bankers, mortgage professionals and housing counselors.

For more information on our Credit Café and to register for May 12th, please contact Carol at 301-662-4225 x1209 or Mary Ellen at 301-662-4225 x1211. Please feel free to contact us, as well, if you are interested in volunteering for future Café’s.

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