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Change Your Life with Habitat Lake-Sumter’s FREE 6-wk Financial Education Program!


Reserve Your Seat: Applications open January 8th, 2024    

Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible to reserve your seat!

Join Habitat Lake-Sumter for our FREE financial education program in partnership with financial expert educator, Jo-El Gonzalez with Seacoast Bank. This 6-week course is designed to prepare you with the essential financial knowledge and tools you need to make your home-owning dreams a reality. Course subjects include Budgeting and Money Management, Savings, Fraud Protection, Credit Management, Debt Management, and Homebuying Basics, with additional information about Habitat’s Home Ownership program.

Classes will be held online from 6-7pm

  • February 15th
  • February 22nd
  • February 29th
  • March 7th
  • March 14th
  • March 21st* — *Final class will be held in person, refreshments provided 


All classes must be attended to receive your certificate of completion.  You can provide the certificate to Habitat staff when applying for the homeownership program so they know you would make a great top candidate for a Habitat home. If you are approved for a home within two years of taking this course, we will also credit your time spent on the course towards your required sweat equity!

Please note: Completing the course is NOT an approval for Habitat’s Homeownership program.

It is an opportunity for members of the community to learn steps you can take to achieve your goal of homeownership.

Candidates wishing to apply for the course must meet certain requirements:

  • Must either live or work in Lake or Sumter Counties
  • Must be available to attend ALL class dates and times listed
  • Must be willing to partner with Habitat Lake-Sumter and commit to the work requested for the course

Save the Date for January 8th and Submit

Your Application Here!

*Applications open January 8th, 2024. Click the link and select the Applications Open to reserve your seat for our 6-week education course