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Since 2000, Abyssinian Development Corporation has delivered high-quality housing counseling through its Harlem Economic Literacy Program (H.E.L.P), one of the only programs in Harlem that is effectively meeting the needs of the community through its unique offering of pre-purchase education, post-purchase education and ongoing individual counseling. ADC is a trusted resource for homeowners who are in need of sound financial advice and support. Home-ownership is the most effective method to assists families in building assets, moving up the economic ladder and providing greater stability for their children. It continues to be a major driving force in the health of communities like Harlem and across the nation.

ADC employs both group workshops and individual counseling as methods to prepare NYC residents for home-ownership. We anticipate that participants receiving H.E.L.P. education and counseling services will experience an increased knowledge of the importance of building assets while boosting income as an innovative approach to greater self sufficiency. The true impact of H.E.L.P. will be seen when community participants remain self sufficient and build wealth through savings and home-ownership, allowing them to play a significant role in the economic improvement of Harlem.

The workshops for November 2018 are now closed.

The next series of classes will be held in 2019 

Thursday(s) January 17th and January 24th -   6 PM - 9 PM

Enrollment Eligibility

Services are available to all NYC residents, but are targeted to those with low or low-moderate incomes.

Read more about H.E.L.P.

Contact us to apply

Or, complete this online application and then mail it in!

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