Education - Money Management & Homebuyer's Ed

Downtown Jacksonville and the New RiverHomebuyers Education Course

Jacksonville’s Neighborhood Improvement Services (Formerly Community Engagement) offers Homebuyer’s Education Courses several times a year at City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street. It is a one-day course where those interested can learn the ins and outs of purchasing a home and can address their questions and concerns with local lenders and real estate experts. Pre-registration for the course is required, and there is a $25 registration fee to cover the cost of materials and lunch. Register online.  2020 Course Schedule (PDF).

Jacksonville Neighborhood Improvement Services (formerly Community Engagement) seeks to ensure a better quality of life for all Citizens and is committed to meeting the national objectives set by HUD which ensures at least 70% of all CDBG funds provide programs to benefit qualified families.

Money Management Course

Neighborhood Improvement Services partners with local personal finance experts will provide important money management tips to help guide you to financial freedom. These sessions are free and open to the public with limited seating. Pre-registration is required. Register Online

Topics Generally Include: 

  • Basics of Personal Banking 
  • Identity Theft 
  • Personal Spending Plans 
  • Credit Reports & FICO Scores 
  • Budget Basics 
  • Cash Flow 
  • Emergency Funds 
  • Qualifying for a Mortgage