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December 2018

The Good Life Credit Workshop

December 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Southwest Economic Solutions, 2835 Bagley, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48216
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Our free Credit Workshops are designed to help you understand and manage your credit so you can attain “the good life.” You'll learn about: Factors that create your credit score How to improve your credit score  Strategies to reduce your debts Southwest Economic Solutions 2835 Bagley, Suite 800 Detroit, MI 48216 313.841.9641 Register online at this link. Space is limited, so register now!  Lunch is provided.

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March 2019

Show Me the Money Day

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ford Resource and Engagement Center, 2826 Bagley
Detroit, MI 48216

Show Me the Money Day is a FREE event, featuring free and low-cost financial products, community resources, financial workshops and fun for people of all ages. Our event kicks off the 2019 tax season and promotes opportunities to increase income, save, and build assets. Attend workshops on: The Detroit Property Tax Exemption Understanding Credit and Increasing Your Financial Capabilities Connect with organizations that offer: Property Tax Assistance Utility Assistance Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Free Tax Preparation Financial Education Enjoy food,…

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April 2019

Healthier Finances and Eating

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mission: City, 20405 Schoolcraft Avenue
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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As part of Money Smart Week, Southwest Solutions is teaming with JPMorgan Chase, Cooking Matters and Mission City for a special event in Brightmoor to teach about repairing and building your credit and healthy, affordable eating. The event will take place: Friday, April 12 11AM - 2PM Mission City Brightmoor Each person attending the event will receive: A $10 gift card to a grocery store A reusable grocery bag To learn more, contact Alex via email  or 313.297.0089.

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June 2019

Neighborhood Beautification Day on June 1

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
5716 Michigan Avenue, 5716 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210 United States

We’re looking for volunteers for our annual Neighborhood Beautification Day in southwest Detroit. This year's event is on Saturday, June 1 from 8AM to noon. We'll meet at 5716 Michigan Avenue to start the day. Then volunteer teams will head to sites in the nearby Newberry neighborhood, where Southwest Solutions is engaged in an important project that will transition 60 families from renters to homeowners. This homeownership initiative will enable families and the neighborhood to become more successful. The volunteer…

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August 2019

Detroit Homeowner Preservation Workshop

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Southwest Economic Solutions, 2835 Bagley, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48216

Are you a Detroit Homeowner? The Detroit Homeowner Preservation Workshop highlights strategies and programs that can help residents preserve and maintain their homes and, most importantly, avoid foreclosure. Our unique and comprehensive workshop explores what being a homeowner in Detroit involves. Join us to learn more about property tax programs, home repair programs and financial management. Sign up here to attend our next workshop.

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Brightmoor Resource/Financial Empowerment Fair

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mission: City, 20405 Schoolcraft Avenue
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Join us in Brightmoor for a free resource fair in partnership with Fifth Third Bank. It's a fun, family-friendly event where you can get valuable information to improve your credit and financial stability, learn about homeownership opportunities, get help with utilities and ticket expungement, get your teeth cleaned, and more. On hand will be: Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment eBus Southwest Solutions DTE Energy Walker Miller Third Judicial Circuit Court And more ... The event will take place: Friday, August…

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September 2019

Detroit Property Tax Exemption Workshop

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ford Resource and Engagement Center, 2826 Bagley
Detroit, MI 48216

This workshop helps Detroit homeowners complete and submit the Detroit Property Tax Exemption application for the current year. It also provides other resources to homeowners at risk of tax foreclosure. Anyone who is struggling to pay their property taxes  - or who may have questions about their current year bill or delinquent property taxes with the Wayne County Treasurer - should attend this workshop. The Detroit Property Tax Exemption is offered to income-eligible Detroit homeowners or Detroit homeowners who have…

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Homebuyer Orientation

September 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Southwest Economic Solutions, 2835 Bagley, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48216
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Free

Are you looking to buy a home, but you're not sure where to begin? Then come to this free Homebuyer Orientation. You'll learn directly from our lending partners about credit score, savings and other requirements to qualify for a loan. You'll also learn about steps you can take and resources available to make homeownership more affordable. And you'll meet a Southwest Solutions' Homeownership Advisor who will explain our Homeownership program and one-on-one support available to you on your journey towards…

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Homebuyer Education workshop: Become a homeowner!

September 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
DHHS Southwest Service Center:, 2524 Clark Street
Detroit, MI 48209

In this workshop, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the homebuying process. At the end of the 8-hour class, you will understand and have the necessary tools for smarter homebuying decisions. You will be awarded a Homebuyer Education Certificate that is a requirement for many downpayment assistance programs. The certificate is valid for 12 months. To register for the workshop, please sign up here.  The workshop takes place at the DHHS Southwest Service Center. We would like to…

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Celebration of Impact!

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third Street
Detroit, 48226 United States
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Our  second annual Celebration of Impact gala promises to be a meaningful and enjoyable evening. Join us, as we celebrate 49 years of improving lives and neighborhoods in the community. In addition,  Judge Damon J. Keith and Senator Carl Levin will be receiving our Clement Kern Awards for Social Impact. He will be honoring Judge Keith posthumously. The gala will take place: Friday, September 13 at 6PM MGM Grand Detroit Hotel 6PM – Reception and auction 7PM – Program and dinner…

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