On Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Americorps Opportunity Corps Housing Committee will host a financial wellness fair at Delavan Grider Community Center. The Financial Information for Neighborhood Development (F.I.N.D.) Fair will be a free event focusing on housing opportunities and information.

Representatives from several housing organizations will be present to offer advice and resources to individuals on topics such as foreclosure prevention, household budgets, credit report applications, section 8, tenant’s rights, and other housing information. Vendors attending the fair include:

· Belmont Housing Resources
· Western New York Law Center
· West Side Ministries
· West Side Black Rock Neighborhood Services
· Peaceprints Prison Ministries
· BFNC Hope Center
· Neighborhood Legal Services
· Matt Urban Center
· Native American Community Services
· Jericho Road
· First Niagara

The F.I.N.D. fair is sponsored by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, First Niagara, and the Service Collaborative of WNY. The event is free and open to the public and will include food, games and prizes. The Delavan Grider Community Center is located at 877 East Delavan Avenue. For more information, contact event coordinator Katie Martin at [email protected] or 716-828-8417.

Opportunity Corps is an Americorps program committed to fighting poverty and helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency through financial education and training. Its members serve in non-profit and educational institutions across WNY as one-on-one and small group financial literacy mentors, focusing on consumer protections, foreclosure prevention and educated homebuying, access to benefits and tax credits for low-income individuals, financial literacy and increased use of individual development accounts (IDAs).
For more information about Opportunity Corps, visit www.tscwny.org/oc