How Do You Use Money?

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Where Do You Want To Buy?

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Nonprofit Credit Counseling

Sunday, 25 December 2011 13:24

Nonprofit Credit Counseling

We are a nonprofit credit counseling organization committed to educating consumers on financial issues and providing personal assistance to consumers who have become overextended with debt. Our certified credit counselors provide personal assistance through free budget counseling, housing counseling and debt management plans to lower credit card interest rates and monthly payments.

A free budget and credit counseling session can help you pay down debt, manage expenses, plan for the future, and achieve financial peace of mind. During your session, a certified credit counselor will provide you with the following:


  • Free Credit Report Review
  • Free FICO Score
  • Personalized Action Plan and Budget

Overwhelmed by credit card debt? Worried about poor credit? Want to buy a home or plan for retirement? Whatever your financial goals, our certified credit counselors will give you the objective advice you need to achieve them. Credit counseling educates consumers about how to repay their debts and better manage their personal finances. This one-on-one counseling is customized to the client’s unique situation. AFDN consumer credit counselor can help consumers by crafting a new budget and debt repayment plan, all of which is informed by the client’s own financial information. Some clients need the additional help of a formal Debt Management Plan, though the majority benefit from credit counseling alone.

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Rapid Re-Housing Program

Sunday, 25 December 2011 13:23

Rapid re-housing is a crisis response strategy to address homelessness. Looking at the alternatives – emergency shelter and transitional housing – it is by far a more cost effective and successful strategy. But that doesn’t mean efforts to identify permanent subsidized housing, more affordable units, and address things like livable wages shouldn’t be underway as well.

But when an individual or family is experiencing homelessness, the most important immediate step that a provider can take is to help them stabilize in a home. It doesn’t mean they won’t still be poor, but they will no longer be homeless.

rapid re-housing for homeless families:

Rapid Re-Housing Program helps families move from Hennepin County homeless shelters to affordable housing. Access to the program is through a referral by Hennepin County Screener only. Moves families from shelter to permanent housing, minimizing the trauma of homelessness on parents and children.This takes place at Century Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. this new service model focuses on moving families to permanent housing first, then providing services.

Participating families receive housing relocation, stabilization services and financial assistance. Additional services, including employment assistance, are offered after permanent housing is found.

Referrals to the program must come through Hennepin County's coordinated entry provider.

Home Buyer Education & Counseling

Friday, 25 January 2013 13:23

AFDN offers classes to First Time Home Buyers to provide education on how to manage your credit score, how to shop for property with realtors and how to ensure a bank loan is the right one for you. These classes will answer many questions First Time Home Buyers may have as well as offer referrals to recommended realtors, mortgage bankers and insurance agents in order to have a smooth transaction.

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Homebuyer education are now available online FRAMEWORK™

  • Online Homebuyer Education Certification Course

    FRAMEWORK™ Buying a home is a big deal. Do it right.

    Once upon a time, buying a home was simple. Today, the game has changed. Whether you’re buying for the first time or the fifth, you need to be more savvy, more proactive. With homebuyer education, you can be. It’s not just about buying a home—it’s about staying in it. Research shows that informed homebuyers are successful homeowners.

    Framework is the only online homebuyer course designed by experts in online learning. It’s comprehensive, so you’ll have all the facts you need to navigate every step of the buying process. And you can learn when, where, and how you like. It even works on your smartphone.

    To get started, Register Now online course Teach yourself, online Click here FRAMEWORK to get started.

    If you’d like to learn more first watch this short overview video about FRAMEWORK.

    Register our Framework online homebuyer course now, Click here.

    Real Estate Glossary Click here.


    Minneapolis classes are held on Phillips Community Center 2323 11th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404. For more information or to sign up for a class, call (612) 724-0000. Before attending a flexible time home buyer education class.

    Alternate formats available upon request

    Home Stretch Workshop Details Class location, Direction, Maps and more Click here.

Register Home Stretch Classes NSP Approved (English) EVERYONE is welcome

June, 2017 Minneapolis:
June 10 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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June 24 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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July 22 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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August 26 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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September 23 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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October 28 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
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November 25 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register
December, 2017 Minneapolis:
December 23 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm register

If you are currently work-ing with a lender and need your HUD Approved Home-buyer Education Certificate please register.

Home buyer education classes are offered at flexible times to fit your schedule. Classes meet during the daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings. We also provide pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling.

To register Saturday class for $40, simply click on "Click Here to Register" next to one of the dates below (registration page opens in new window). We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, eCheck, and PayPal. For refund please cancel within 24 hours before class statrs or retake next classes without charge.

Scholarship and hardship fee waiver available for long-term pre-purchase counseling