Stronger Homeowners

Housing Counseling - Program Overview

Home Repair Services has been helping homeowners avoid foreclosure for nearly fifteen years, and we are the only agency in Kent County that continues to offer this important service free of charge. If you're a family worried about foreclosure, don't wait - contact us now. There are no income limits for our Financial Counseling services. 

Home Repair Services coaches are trained and certified by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Are you a senior that is considering a reverse mortgage? Have you heard the term, but aren't quite sure what the benefits would be for you? Our financial coaches are trained to provide education and guidance on this sometimes confusing financial tool. 

Call us at 616-241-2601 to schedule an appointment with one of our financial counselors, or email

To register for financial education workshops, visit the links in the descriptions below. All workshops are currently held online via Zoom. In-person workshops are suspended indefinitely. 


May and June 2021 Financial Capabilities Certificate Series dates and registration links:

Registration is $10 per household, and workshops will be held virtually via Zoom.


See below for upcoming 2021 Money Matters workshop topics and registration links.

May 12 - 2:00 - 3:30PM: Budgeting -

May 19 - 2:00 - 3:30PM: Credit -

May 26 - 2:00 - 3:30PM: Buying a Home -

Our Money Matters workshops are free of charge and are held virtually via Zoom. This is a non-certificate series.

Money Matters

Want to be smarter with your money? We offer FREE financial literacy workshops that cover topics such as insurance, credit, consumer protection, budgeting, and more! Visit our Facebook Events page for a complete list of workshops.


I Have A Home Repair Skill

Do you have a home maintenance/repair skill and love to teach? Volunteer as a Fix-It School Instructor or a Remodeling Coach.

I Want to Volunteer my Time

Do you have a talent and want to make a difference in peoples lives?

Register for a volunteer opportunity HERE