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Virginia Cooperative Extension: Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program

Who We Are

Whether you are thinking about buying your first home, are experiencing financial hardship, need information about tenant rights, or you just want to learn how to manage your money better, VCE has an opportunity for you. Monthly workshops in personal finance and first-time homebuyer education seminars are available throughout the county. An individual financial assessment can get you started on the road to effective money management. Foreclosure prevention and reverse mortgage services are provided in confidential sessions with a Certified Housing Counselor.

What We Do

Virginia Cooperative Extension: Education Makes a Difference!
Virginia Cooperative Extension is the cooperation of local, state and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens.  With the help of the Extension Leadership Council, local extension offices design, implement and evaluate Cooperative Extension's programs. Our programs strengthen families and help protect the environment. Program content is based on the research conducted at the state's two land-grant universities in Virginia: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Educational programs are designed to: 
  • Enable families to better manage resources;
  • Help youth become self-directing, contributing and productive members of society;
  • Improve the impact of urban horticulture on the environment.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William is an approved Local Housing Counseling Agency through the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). VCE's Financial Education and Housing Counseling Program is affiliated with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development. VCE's Financial Education and Housing Counseling Program formally adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.


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