Financial Freedom Center
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity’s building projects are aimed at tackling the unmet need of decent, affordable housing in the Greater Hartford Community. Hartford Habitat's homeownership program serves families that do not qualify for a conventional mortgage. In the past, our strategic plan focused on number of homes built. In 2014, as part of our new strategic plan, Hartford Habitat moved to a “Families Served” model. Moving to this model allows us to measure our community impact on the number of families we serve, along with the number of homes we build.
In June we will officially open the Financial Freedom Center located at 780 Windsor Street in Hartford. The Financial Freedom Center will serve as a resource for our adult homeowners, and eventually all of Greater Hartford, by offering workshops on financial literacy, college financial aid and saving plans. The new Financial Freedom Center ensures that we can help more adult members of our community achieve the dream of having a safe and decent place to call their “Forever Home”.
The center will serve as a hub for families to gain valuable wisdom on all things pertaining to finances. The facility was renovated in late 2016 and also hosts our family services and construction departments.
Join us Thursday, June 15th at 11:00 am.
Refreshments and open house following program.
Our pilot program
was launched in 2016 with the help of volunteers from Cigna Health in Bloomfield. We trained over 15 Cigna associates using curriculum from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Over the past year, we held workshops on budgeting, establishing a savings plan, generation wealth and retirement planning. We expect this center to become a major resource to our Habitat families and the Greater Hartford community.
Fall Semester: September through November focusing on budgeting, saving and planning
Spring Semester: February through May focusing on asset building