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Click here to register and access dates for upcoming classes.


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

Thursdays, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) - REGISTER 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

Click here to register for homebuyer education in English.

Contact Rev. Dr. Charles Butler with any questions at or 212-281-4887, ext. 231.


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

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

at 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)


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

Financial Capacity Workshop

Managing Your Money  

Tuesdays - 7:00pm to 9:30pm, REGISTER ONLINE

for info call 212-281-4887, ext. 213 or email

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