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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. 

If you have sales contract and need immediate assistance, please contact Rev. Dr. Charles Butler at 212-281-4887, ext. 231 or email cbutler@hcci.org.

Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money During Tough Economic Times 

Tuesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


• Crisis management - Income reduction

• Maintaining/adjusting expenses​

• Avoiding scammers

• Credit restraint

• Saving still a priority

• Maintaining physical, emotional, social and financial health


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Or call 212-281-4887, ext. 214



Homebuyer Education

Thursdays: June 4, 11, 18, 25 - 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!


¡También ofrecemos clases en español !

20, 22, 27 y 29 de Abril de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m.

Haga clic aquí para registrarse en la clase de español.

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


6:30pm to 9:30pm

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


9:00am to 5:00pm

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


Click here to register for homebuyer education.


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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