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Knoxville Area Urban League offers homebuyer education class

September 9, 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

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Purchasing a home in ever-changing financial markets can be quite a challenge – and especially so for first-time buyers. Fortunately, the Knoxville Area Urban League can help.

On the first Saturday of each month, the Knoxville Area Urban League’s housing program offers education and counseling services that support individuals and families looking to purchase a home. The next homebuyer education class is Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We believe every adult in East Tennessee should have access to the financial security that comes from owning a home,” said Phyllis Y. Nichols, president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. “As an approved nonprofit counseling agency by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, we are able to help homebuyers navigate the process and connect them to other housing professionals who can help.”

The Homeownership Workshop is facilitated by certified counselors to ensure all participants receive consistent and top-quality service. Topics include understanding real estate contracts, home inspections, home maintenance, homeowner’s insurance, residential loan applications, loan closing and fair housing.

A lender, real estate agent, insurance agent and mortgage inspector all will be available during the October workshop. For more information, contact Felix Harris, director of lending for the Knoxville Area Urban League, at [email protected] or 865-524-5511, ext. 119.

About the Knoxville Area Urban League

Since 1968, the Knoxville Area Urban League has assisted disadvantaged people attain social and economic stability and self-sufficiency through direct services and advocacy. The League works to provide a skilled and diverse workforce; to increase homeownership; to support economic and small business development, and to enhance education efforts for our youth. The Knoxville Area Urban League is a United Way partner agency and affiliate of the National Urban League. The League’s work and results are evident in the lives of the over 8,000 people it impacts each year. For more information, go to

For more information on the Knoxville Area Urban League and its programs, call 865-524-5511 or visit