Homebuyer Workshop Offered by PRG, Inc

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Prepare to walk confidently through the home buying process with PRG, Inc's Home Stretch Homebuyer Workshops. Corcoran residents can register for FREE by entering the promo code ‘CORCORAN’ on the website registration page: http://prginc.org/homebuyers/register-for-workshops/

Not ready to take the class? Meet with a PRG homeownership advisor to talk about your personal path to homeownership. Homeownership advising is free!


What is a Community Solar Garden?

The following is information provided by Clean Energy Resource Teams.

Community Solar Gardens are centrally-located solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provide electricity to participating subscribers. Could it work for you? 

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Energy Savings Customized for Your Home from Home Energy Squad

The following is a press release from Center for Energy and Environment.

The Home Energy Squad is an innovative service committed to helping you save time, energy and money. Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy are partnering to help customers reduce energy use. You’ll only pay a $70 trip charge and we’ll pick up the cost of materials and labor to install them. That’s over a $200 value!

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Get Help with Your Heat & Energy Bills

The following is a press release from Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.

No family should go without heat in the winter. Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) can help. CAPSH’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to Hennepin County residents, including the city of Minneapolis, to help with home energy costs.

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CenterPoint Energy Low Income Rental Conservation Program

The following is a press release from Energy CENTS Coalition.

Do you live in a one-to-four unit rental property? Do you want to lower your natural gas bills? CenterPoint Energy offers an energy conservation program for income-eligible tenants. Tenants benefit from energy conservation measures that this program can provide.

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Worried About Foreclosure? Free, Local Counseling is Available

If you’re behind on your mortgage – or worried that you might not be able to make future payments, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization can connect you with a counselor who can negotiate with your mortgage company to get them to modify your mortgage so that you can afford the payments.

This is a free service with no minimum or maximum income limit. The following agencies are also all approved by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

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Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis

The following is a press release from the City of Minneapolis.

Maybe you’ve thought homeownership wasn’t possible, or you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you thought your credit wasn’t good enough or you haven’t saved enough for a down payment. We can help!

The City of Minneapolis is partnering with Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide access to down payment assistance, quality, affordable mortgages and free, non-biased housing experts that can help you become a successful home owner!

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A Brush With Kindness helps in need homeowners with maintenance

The following is a press release from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

A Brush With Kindness is a repair & restoration program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity that serves struggling homeowners who live in the Twin Cities 7 county metro area whose home needs paint, maintenance and general restoration work.

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Free Testing for Lead-Based Paint Hazards

Peeling exterior paint is not only a housing code violation in the City of Minneapolis, but could pose a serious risk to children under the age of 6. Recent research from the Minnesota Department of Health states that there is no safe level of exposure to lead.

Lead paint can be present on any painted surface, but it is most often found on windows, trim, doors, railings, columns, porches and outside walls. Surfaces that have been repainted may have layers of lead paint underneath.

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