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Financial Independence for Tomorrow (F.I.T.)
Financial Wellness and Home Buying Series

Self-Sufficiency Department

Housing & Financial Counseling

We've got the tools you need to get F.I.T!

Our Financial Independence for Tomorrow (F.I.T.) program currently offers two series to help you become F.I.T. 

Our Financial Wellness series guides you through budget and credit basics, how to prioritize bills when money is tight, and so much more.  This is currently taught in a scheduled one-on-one setting.  This allows someone to work directly with you to discuss your personalized budget plan, credit, and more.  It is completely confidential.

Our Pre-Purchase Home Buying series walks you through the steps to purchase a home.  Class is conducted in a group setting, with the option to schedule one-on-one counseling.

Our program and housing counselors have all gone through rigorous testing and requirements and are all certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Call 814-452-6113 x206 or email to register for either class!  Both classes are completely free.

We're proud to partner with Erie County Library System's Blasco Memorial Library to broadcast classes to their site!  Register to join at their location:

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