Gulfport, MS (November 1, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (HFHMGC) will be presenting a workshop titled How Your Credit History Affects Your Future.  Designed for anyone who would like to better understand the many ways their credit score can affect their future and learn strategies to take control of that future today, this course reviews the four main components that impact credit, what creditors look for when making credit decisions, finding and correcting errors on a credit report, and strategies to improve credit.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the HFHMGC office at 2214 – 34th Street, Gulfport from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

How Your Credit History Affects Your Future is part of HFHMGC’s INVEST IN YOURSELF program to help motivated individuals and families achieve personal financial goals beyond homeownership. INVEST IN YOURSELF is a personal finance education and counseling program designed to equip individuals with the tools needed to reclaim control of their finances.  Courses and counseling cover a variety of topics including credit repair, developing a family savings & spending plan, rental counseling, foreclosure prevention, and much more.  Through an array of seminars, workshops and one-on-one counseling, participants will have the opportunity to learn valuable financial management skills and work with a Habitat program specialist to craft their own individualized action plan.

To enroll or inquire about the INVEST IN YOURSELF program, contact Tomesha Thompson, Deputy Director – Client Services Department at 228-678-9100 ext. 1024 office or tthompson@hfhmgc.org.