Training Center

Available Classes & Workshops

Interested in taking additional classes? Below is a full listing of all our classes currently scheduled - feel free to browse through our selection of informative offerings and sign up for the ones you feel can help you on your journey towards homeownership!

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    • JUL

      14

      Credit Success - 2020 July Virtual Zoom
      Virtual - Zoom - 7/14/2020 5:30 PM
      Whether you want to buy a house or a car, pay off your student loan debt, or understand how to build your credit, Way Finders is here to help. Our Credit Success Workshop will provide the tools you need to reach your financial goals. You will learn directly from a Way Finders' certified counselor through interactive and engaging activities. Need help with your credit? After you complete your workshop you will have the opportunity to meet with a HUD certified housing counselor to discuss your individual goals. You will also have the option to receive a free tri-merge soft-pull credit report valued at $39.99 (through online vendors). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This course is a two-day workshop, to be held on Tuesday evenings, July 14th, and July 21st via Zoom Meeting. You will receive your access link 2 days before the start of the workshop. The workshop will begin promptly at 5:30 PM and last until 9:00 PM on both Tuesday dates. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The cost of the workshop is $10. You may contact us at homeownership@wayfinders.org to request a one-time fee waiver. If you miss the workshop no future fees will be waived.
    • AUG

      1

      Clases para Compradores de Casa por Primera Vez de Way Finders - Agosto 2020
      Virtual - Zoom - 8/1/2020 9:00 AM
      Esta es una clase completa dividida en dos días, Sábado 1 de agosto y 8 de agosto. Horas: 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. El taller se ofrecerá de forma remota a través del seminario web ZOOM. Recibirá su enlace de acceso la semana anterior al taller. Tenga en cuenta que todos los protocolos de distanciamiento social sugeridos por el gobernador Baker estarán vigentes en el momento del taller y, como tal, este taller puede transferirse a un formato virtual más cercano a la fecha del taller. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- La clase cubre todos los aspectos de la compra de una casa. Específicamente diseñado para compradores de casa por primera vez, la clase está certificada por CHAPA, HUD y MassHousing. Se requiere la finalización de la clase para calificar para ciertos productos de asistencias financieras de las diferentes ciudades y algunos préstamos hipotecarios.
    • AUG

      5

      First Time Homebuyer - August 2020
      Virtual - Zoom - 8/5/2020 5:30 PM
      Are you a West Springfield resident? If yes, you can attend for free! Please email a copy of a utility bill (which shows your name and West Springfield address) to homeownership@wayfindersma.org , along with your request for the discounted rate. You must include your full name, home address, telephone number, and email address with your request so that we can manually register you for the workshop. You will receive an email when your registration has been completed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This course is a three-day workshop, to be held on Wednesdays, August 5th, 12th, and 19th, via Zoom webinar. The access link will be sent to you approximately 5 days prior to the workshop date. The workshop will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and last until 8:30 pm on all 3 Wednesday dates. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee for this workshop. ** If you are a couple purchasing a home together, you will only need to purchase one ticket for your household. Households will be verified, and following completion of a joint certificate request form, one certificate will be issued displaying both individuals' names. Contact us before you register if you have any questions.
    • AUG

      22

      Landlord Workshop -August 2020
      Virtual - Zoom - 8/22/2020 9:00 AM
      This workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes. Topics covered include: • proper tenant screening • relations with tenants • lead paint laws • types of tenancies • State Sanitary Code • fair housing laws • the eviction process • how to deal with drug problems Trainer: H. John Fisher When: August 22, 2020, 9:00am until 2:00pm Where: Zoom Certificates of completion are awarded after intake materials are processed and attendance is verified; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes. Registration fee is $119.95 Non-Refundable & includes Way Finders' Property Management Manual (Mailed to your verified address after attendance is verified). Please call 413-233-1621 with questions prior to registering.
    • OCT

      24

      Landlord Workshop -October 2020
      Virtual - Zoom - 10/24/2020 9:00 AM
      This workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes. Topics covered include: • proper tenant screening • relations with tenants • lead paint laws • types of tenancies • State Sanitary Code • fair housing laws • the eviction process • how to deal with drug problems Trainer: H. John Fisher When: October 24, 2020, 9:00am until 2:00pm Where: Zoom Certificates of completion are awarded after intake materials are processed and attendance is verified; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes. Registration fee is $119.95 Non-Refundable & includes Way Finders' Property Management Manual (Mailed to your verified address after attendance is verified). Please call 413-233-1621 with questions prior to registering.
    • DEC

      5

      Landlord Workshop -December 2020
      Virtual - Zoom - 12/5/2020 9:00 AM
      This workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes. Topics covered include: • proper tenant screening • relations with tenants • lead paint laws • types of tenancies • State Sanitary Code • fair housing laws • the eviction process • how to deal with drug problems Trainer: H. John Fisher When: December 5, 2020, 9:00am until 2:00pm Where: Zoom Certificates of completion are awarded after intake materials are processed and attendance is verified; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes. Registration fee is $119.95 Non-Refundable & includes Way Finders' Property Management Manual (Mailed to your verified address after attendance is verified). Please call 413-233-1621 with questions prior to registering.