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Established in 2003, under HCCI's Harlem Equitable Development Initiative (Harlem EDI) our budget and credit programs were created to help Harlem residents who were unable to take part in Harlem’s real estate boom due to the rising cost of housing and commercial space. These services prepare Harlem residents to become stakeholders in their community through homeownership and business ownership. 

Homebuyer Education

Tuesdays: April - 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursdays: May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 1, 8, 15, 22


7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) - ONLINE

You must take all 4 classes to receive your certificate.

Come learn about the steps to purchasing a home. Find out about assistance for down-payments and closing costs. Prepare your credit, increase your savings and get approved for an affordable mortgage. After the seminar, we'll schedule one-on-one counseling appointments to help you with next steps to purchasing your first home.


Learn to save and to navigate the home buying process!

Download Class materials here: 

Week 1:   Are You Ready to Buy? and Managing Your Money

Week 2:   Grants! and Understanding Credit

Week 3:   Shopping for a Home

Week 4:   Getting a Mortgage Loan

Classes in English - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

at Dr. Muriel Petioni Plaza, 203 West 146th street, New York, NY 10039 (English)

for info call 212-281-4887, ext. 214 or email pwilson@hcci.org

Click here to register for homebuyer education in English.


Classes in Spanish - 9:00am to 5:00pm

at Dr. Muriel Petioni Plaza, 203 West 146th street, New York, NY 10039 (Spanish)

En Espanol - Contact Willy Ramos for class schedule and registration info

at wramos@hcci.org or 212 281 4887 ext. 206.

Improve Your Credit! Join a Lending Circle! 

Lending Circle Formation Meeting

Meets monthly, call or email for date - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) - ONLINE

Join and submit your papers ASAP to qualify. Click here and enter zip code 10039.

for info call 212-281-4887, ext. 231 or email cbutler@hcci.org

Financial Capacity Workshop

Managing Your Money  

7:00pm to 9:30pm, Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29; Tuesdays May - 4, 11, 18, 25 - ONLINE

for info call 212-281-4887, ext. 214 or email pwilson@hcci.org


Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI)

256 W. 153rd Street  •  New York, NY 10039  •  Phone 212-281-4887  •  Fax 212-281-8102

HCCI is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of US law.

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