Press release: Quarterly Free First-Time Home Buyer Workshops Offered by United Way of Monroe County, Apprisen, and Union Savings Bank

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:

Quarterly Free First-Time Home Buyer Workshops Offered by United Way of Monroe County, Apprisen, and Union Savings Bank

Bloomington, Ind. – United Way of Monroe County is partnering with Apprisen and Union Savings Bank to offer free quarterly first-time home buyer’s workshops in 2023.

These in-person and virtual workshops will provide information to help attendees achieve their dream of purchasing their first home.

The first workshop will take place in person at United Way on Saturday, February 25, from 9 am – 3:30 pm.

While the sessions are free, registration is required as class size is limited. Anyone wanting to attend should register at

“Homeownership continues to be one of the strongest steps in creating financial stability for individuals and families. We are pleased to partner on this important program advancing the efforts to lift people in our community out of poverty and on the road to a better future,” commented Randy Rogers, United Way of Monroe County

President and CEO.

Additional workshops will take place on:

  • Wednesday, May 17th and Thursday, May 18th (2-part virtual class), 5 – 8 pm;
  • Saturday, August 5th (single class in-person), 9:00 am- 3:30 pm; and
  • Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th (2-part virtual class), 5 – 8 pm.

Each workshop will be led by Apprisen, a non-profit organization committed to individual financial well-being with over 65 years of helping, empowering, and motivating people along their financial journey. Topics will include:

  • Preparing for homeownership
  • Working with a real estate agent
  • Understanding budgets and credit history
  • Finding and working with a lender
  • Home inspections and home maintenance
  • Preventing loan default

Attendees will receive a HUD homebuyer certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Union Savings Bank is providing financial sponsorship for the 2023 workshops.

In conjunction with the Free Community Tax Service, a personal finance blog, free financial coaching, and the Bank on Bloomington program, home buyer’s workshops are a key component of United Way of Monroe County’s financial stability initiatives.

To learn more or register, visit

About United Way of Monroe County: United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves the lives and futures of people in our multi-county region. We bring together expertise, funding, and volunteer support to positively impact the resilience of our community, and those who live within it. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries. More info at 


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