Tools for Life – becoming a homeowner is a large endeavor for everyone involved. It takes a lot of hard work and determination, but we continually meet people like you who are up for the challenge. Our Tools for Life homeowner education classes will set you up for success.
Tools for Life: homeowner education
As a part of Habitat for Humanity’s sweat equity component, each partner family completes several required homeowner education classes in our Tools for Life program. These classes are designed to prepare families for financial responsibilities of becoming homeowners, how to best maintain their homes and acclimate into their new neighborhoods. Habitat’s overall goal is to empower families to become knowledgeable and successful homeowners.
Tools for Life: Class Topics
During these financial education classes, we’ll cover topics such as budgeting, credit cards and credit reports, debt and loans, saving, investing and planning for the future, emergency situations, as well as Habitat homeowner mortgages. Gaining a more in-depth understanding of these important concepts will become part of a tool belt you can use to build a better future.
- January 9, 2017: 6:30 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity offices (2410 S. Scenic)
- First Time Homebuyer Information: What do you need to know about buying and owning a house before the big purchase? Come and learn in a friendly environment with Felicia Morgan from Arvest Bank.
- January 23, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at The Fairbanks (1126 N. Broadway Ave.)
- Are you prepared to face a natural disaster in the Ozarks? Gabi Hanes with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, will provide information on how to make sure you and your family are prepared for the worst. Get information on starting a disaster kit at home, creating an emergency plan for your family, and getting access to the resources you need before and after disaster strikes.
Tools for Life classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. Adults only please, no childcare will be provided. To register for a Tools for Life class, please contact Morgan Ash, partner services associate, at 417-829-4001 x 114.
Teach a Tools for Life class:
All parts of Tools for Life depend on the generosity of volunteers and partnerships with other organizations dedicated to our community. If you’re interested in volunteering as a teacher, please contact Morgan Ash, partner services associate, at 417-829-4001 x 114.