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Foundations Workshops

March – June 2024

Now, ALL Habitat Seminole-Apopka homeowners can take – or re-take - our FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOPS.  The classes were previously available only to our Future Homebuyers to help them become successful homeowners.

The FREE classes cover topics foundational to homeownership.  They contain a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in maintaining their home. 

 

The presenters are experts in their field. 

You can take one workshop or as many as you want! Just review the list, decide which session(s) you will attend and register for them at one time.

ZOOM link will be sent upon registering.

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In person

Home and Lawn Maintenance Part I

What: Learn all about the inner workings of a home and important things to take note of as a homeowner. • Locating the circuit breakers (Turning on and off). • Turning off and on all water valves (sinks and toilets). • Plumbing: Proper items to flush or put down the drain. How to use a plunger. How to install a toilet repair kit. • Rinsing the AC overflow with bleach or vinegar & water. • A/C Maintenance - changing your filter and clearing the condensation line. When: Monday, March 4, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. Location: 1211 W. 13 th Place, Sanford, FL 32771

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On Zoom

Homeowner’s Insurance

What: Learn how to shop for homeowner’s insurance. • Understand your policy and coverages. • Practical tips to help avoid losses. When: Monday, March 25, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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Mental Health - Stress and Anger Management

What: Identifying and understanding symptoms and triggers of stress and anger. • How to better manage our anger (BRISC – Break, Re-evaluate, Identify, Solve and Communicate). When: Monday, April 29, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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On Zoom

Down Payment Assistance

What: Learn Down Payment minimum requirements and the application process. When: Monday, May 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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Home and Lawn Maintenance and Home Safety Part 2

What: Learn about the inner workings of a home and important things to take note of as a homeowner. • Termite bond. • Maintaining your septic system to last a lifetime. • Refrigerator maintenance. • Lawn maintenance. • Pest control. When: Monday, March 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. Location: 1211 W. 13 th Place, Sanford, FL 32771

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On Zoom

Civic Engagement Part I

What: Why is civic engagement so important? • Obtain general knowledge about how to advocate on your own behalf regarding your neighborhood or community. • Learn the importance of applying for Homestead Exemption, what it is, and where to apply for it. • Learn about what makes up a property tax bill. When: Monday, April 15, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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Mental Health - Coping with Sadness and Depression

What: Effective ways to cope with sadness and depression. When: Monday, May 6, 20224 at 6:30 p.m.

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Nutrition – Healthy Cooking on a Budget

What: How to shop and cook healthy meals. Eating Better on a Budget. When: Monday, June 3, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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Wills, Probate and Life Insurance

What: Understand the importance of having a will and the issues that might arise when a homeowner does not have a will. • Learn about legal organizations and resources in the community that might help you create a will. • Understand how the probate process works and how it might impact your family. • Learn why having life insurance is important. • Types of Life Insurance (Term, Whole, Variable). • Where can I get life insurance? When: Monday, March 18, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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On Zoom

Civic Engagement Part II

What: Learn the importance of voting and where and how to register to vote in your community. • Learn how to find out who your elected representatives are and how to contact them at the local, state, and federal levels. • Learn where to find reliable and accurate information on candidates when it is time to vote, so that you are an educated voter. When: Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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On Zoom

Closing on Your Mortgage and Zero Equivalent and Predatory Lending

What: What is involved when closing on your mortgage and what is zero equivalent? When: Monday, May 13, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

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