Financial and Housing Education

United Way of Central Alabama’s Financial & Housing Education, a program approved by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD),  provides current and prospective homeowners and renters the information and support they need to achieve and sustain their housing goals.

Our services address an individual’s unique financial circumstances and include assistance at every turn for the first-time homebuyer, renter or owner who needs help managing finances.

We serve Central Alabama clients in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties, and provide assistance in both group formats and on an individualized, one-on-one basis.

Available Services

  • Pre-purchase/home buying
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Home maintenance and financial management for homeowners
  • Rental counseling
  • Homeless prevention support
  • Financial capability
  • Reverse mortgage counseling

United Way of Central Alabama is working in various roles by supporting programs, community partnerships, and direct services to help and support individuals to become financially stable. We do this in three main ways: by teaching financial empowerment skills, promoting workforce development and helping low-income people acquire stabilizing assets.

Free Community Events

Financial Workshops

Our annual series of FREE financial workshops, presented by specialists in their fields, are open to the community. Each workshop is focused on a particular subject, ranging all the way from how to apply for a mortgage to how to save money by couponing. Other sessions may address topics such as:

  • Household budgeting
  • Credit and debt management
  • Preparing for homeownership
  • Understanding banking products and services
  • Identifying predatory financial practices
  • Safeguarding against identity theft

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Housing and Financial Empowerment

This free webinar series is hosted by United Way Housing Alliance (UWHA).

Topics covered during the series include:

  • Housing and financial empowerment
  • Fair housing
  • Renters’ rights
  • Financial literacy
  • Pre-purchase/homebuying
  • Post-purchase/avoiding foreclosure
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Financial abuse and domestic violence

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Contact Us

To learn more about participating in any or all of these financial stability programs, contact us at 205.458.8969.