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EDUCATION & SERVICE LEARNING

At Habitat, we believe in teaching skills that are beneficial
in many areas of life, not only for homebuyer families,
but also for students in our community.

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Homebuyer Classes

We prepare families for the responsibilities of owning and maintaining a home before closing on their house. Homebuyer families take classes to learn about homeownership, maintenance and financial management. Some financial classes listed are taken at our community partner ICCF, a HUD approved counseling agency who provides advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. These classes include:

 
  • Construction
  • Home Maintenance & Sustainability
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Crime Prevention
  • Healthy Homes
  • Introduction to Homeownership
  • Understanding Your Mortgage
  • Mastering Money
  • Spending Plans
  • Credit
  • Debt Reduction
  • Banking Basics
  • Consumer Protection
  • Long Term Planning
 

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Each of our homebuyers are required to go through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University as a part of their sweat equity.

Special Thanks to our FPU Sponsors

 

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Educational & Research Partners
Bethany Christian Services
    Grand Rapids YouthBuild
Ferris State University
    Energy Center
Goodwill Industries
   Pathways to Prosperity
Grand Rapids Community College
   Tassell M-Tec
Kent Intermediate School District
   Applied Construction Program
Grand Rapids Public Schoolt
   Academy for Design and Construction
ICCF
   Homebuyer financial education
Campus Chapters
Aquinas College
Cornerstone University
East Grand Rapids High School
Grand Valley State University
 


Green Construction

We are proud to collaborate with local high schools, colleges and organizations to provide a hands-on learning environment for students to develop green construction skills. Students work alongside Habitat building professionals, instructors and Habitat families to build a house from start to finish. Since 2004, students in Kent County have built nearly 30 homes in partnership with Habitat!

Through this service-learning experience, students prepare for careers in design, engineering and construction by learning skilled trades, establishing leadership traits and gaining pride as they invest their skills into our community.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF KENT COUNTY

CONTACT US
616-774-2431
425 Pleasant Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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