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TRIP Workshops

First Time HomeBuyer Orientation (HBO)

Attending a HomeBuyer Orientation is the place to start if you want to buy a home. We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of homeownership, a snapshot of qualifying for a mortgage, and some of the costs you will incur in the homebuying process. You’ll also learn about the steps involved in our Pre-Purchase Program and applying for First Time Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance.

HomeBuyer Education (HBE)

Are you interested in buying a home but are not sure where to start, how much you can afford or whom to talk to first? New clients should attend Homebuyer Orientation first, then meet with a housing counselor prior to registering for this class to determine and verify mortgage readiness.

Hear directly from seasoned Realtors, Real Estate Attorneys, Loan Officers, Inspectors, and Insurance agents as they speak about their role in the buying process. This six-hour credited course provides all the information needed to learn about the homebuying process, such as:

  • What to look for in buying a home
  • Different mortgage products
  • Roles of different professionals
  • Protecting your investment
  • The purchasing process
  • And More!

You must complete both an individual appointment as well as attend group workshop to receive a Certificate of Completion.

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SpendSmart Financial Literacy Workshops

Everyone can benefit from being smarter about managing their money. These financial literacy workshops, held in two sessions, will help you do just that. Topics include:

  • Financial goal setting
  • Creating an effective spending plan
  • Building your savings
  • Maximizing your income
  • Paying down debt
  • Best practices for credit utilization
  • Credit building and repair
  • Much more!

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Landlord Training

Learn best rental management practices! Hear from a variety of experts about tenant screening, local housing codes and ordinances, the eviction process, market niches, lead, and much more.

Whether you are beginning your career as a landlord or are a ‘seasoned’ landlord, this class is right for you.

There is a $20 fee for this workshop.

Home Maintenance Training

Learn how to do your own home repairs in this hands-on home maintenance training program held at TRIP’s HomeOwnership Center.

Classes run weekly for eight sessions from 6pm – 7:30pm and are offered twice annually. There is no fee for this session.

Troy Rehabilitation &
Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc.

Main Office & Rental Office

3rd Floor
415 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-8289
(518) 272-1950

Rensselaer County
Housing Resources (RCHR), Inc.

TRIP & RCHR NeighborWorks
HomeOwnership Center

1st Floor
409 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 690-0020
(518) 690-0025

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