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Fair Housing Education & Outreach Programs

 Free Workshops:

 Landlord / Tenant Rights & Responsibilities Workshop

 Oct. 15, 2016

 10 a.m. to Noon

What you will learn: Strategies to recognize discriminatory housing practices, requesting maintenance, providing a 30-day notice, understanding a lease agreement and avoiding or resolving landlord / tenant disputes.

 Homebuyer's Workshop

 Oct. 20, 2016

  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  What you will learn:

  Importance of Credit and how to obtain it

  Preparing for homeownership...the do's & don'ts

  Budgeting for homeownership/major purchase's

  Credit Report Basics

  Benefits and Costs of homeownership

 Creating a Financially Responsible Future - Workshop

 Oct. 20, 2016

 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  Discussion Topics: 

 Top 10 Signs You Have Too Much Debt

 Identifying Needs vs. Wants

 Identifying and Plugging Spending Leaks

 The Importance of an Emergency Savings Account

 How to Develop a Responsible Spending and Savings Plan

 Getting Out and Staying Out of Debt

 Avoiding High Cost Financial Services (e.g. Payday and Title Loans, Tax Refund Anticipation Loans, Rent-to-Own Stores, and Cashing Outlets)

* These are adult class, please have alternative child care as children are not permitted during the workshops.


 Register for these free workshops by calling 972-205-3300. Classes are held at the City of Garland Unified Learning Center (COGULC) located at 232 Carver St. (building 2), Garland, TX 75040.