Discover how bad credit can affect buying a home and learn about property rights.
Free “Tenant & Homeowner Empowerment” workshops for Durham residents in June and July will cover good credit, bad credit and homeownership; helpful funding for homebuyers and homeowners; and wills and property rights. Refreshments will be provided.
The first workshop will be held Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1313 Halley Street in Durham. Speakers will include Donna Carrington of the Community Empowerment Fund, a nonprofit that provides matched savings, financial coaching and relationship-based support for individuals looking for employment, housing and financial stability; Lorisa Seibel with Reinvestment Partners, an economic justice organization based in Durham; and Peter Gilbert with Legal Aid of North Carolina, a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income people.
The second workshop will be July 15, 10 a.m. to noon at the same location, the Lyon Park community center, and the event will cover zoning property rights and easements as well as legal issues for tenants.
The free workshops are sponsored by the Southwest Central Durham Quality of Life Project, which receives annual Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee giving campaign funding and organizational support from the Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs, as well as the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. The workshops are funded in part by City of Durham Neighborhood Matching Grants.