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    ONLINE BRIEFS - MARCH, 2014

    Home Buyer Education Workshop

    Chatham Habitat for Humanity and EmPOWERment are working together to host a two-part Home Buyer's Education workshop in Pittsboro at 467 West Street on Thursday, March 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 13 also from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public, and will offer valuable information about how to become a successful homeowner. Attendees do not have to be applicants for any Chatham Habitat or EmPOWERment programs in order to participate. Dinner, door prizes, and free childcare will be provided.

    In the two-day workshop, participants will learn about several programs that are available to assist lower-income families purchase a home. They will also learn how to financially prepare to buy a home, tips for shopping for homes and mortgages, and information about home maintenance. "We hope to show people that owning a home is possible and that there are resources available to help people who haven't been able to get a traditional bank loan," said Anna Schmalz Rodriguez, Family Services Director at Chatham Habitat for Humanity. Participants who attend both the March 6 session and the March 13 session will become HUD certified Home Buyers, which is required to qualify for certain lending programs such as down-payment assistance, free financial counseling and low-interest loans.

    Both Chatham Habitat for Humanity and EmPOWERment are 501 (c)3 non-profit organizations that work with families who are interested in becoming first-time homeowners. In the 30+ years of experience that the two organizations have, they have developed ways to help people navigate the challenges of purchasing a home. With this workshop, both organizations are hoping to reach out to a larger portion of the community and provide some valuable tips for prospective home buyers.

    In order to attend the workshop, all you have to do is R.S.V.P. to either Anna Schmalz Rodriguez (919-542-0794 / annaschmalz@chathamhabitat.org) or Amanda Stancil (919-967-8779 / amandastancil3@gmail.com).

    Tapas 2014 to benefit Chatham County Together!

    Mark Sunday, April 6, on your calendar, and start spreading the word. You and your party of friends or colleagues will enjoy:
  • Delicious gourmet tapas, light bites, and desserts
  • Distinctive wine and craft beers from local breweries
  • Live gypsy jazz music by the renowned Onyx Club Boys
  • One-of-a-kind silent auction items and door prizes
  • Raffle with $500 cash prize & restaurant gift certificates

  • TAPAS 2014 will take place from 5-8 p.m. in the newly renovated loft-style space at Chatham Mills. Tickets are just $35 each; or take advantage of our early bird package of 2 tickets for $65 if purchased before 03/15. Tickets will go on sale very soon so stay tuned!



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