The Importance of Housing Counseling

The Importance of Housing Counseling – A Panel Discussion

Making Change’s Executive Director, Jasmine Brewer, took part in a panel discussion on the importance of housing counseling. The event was hosted by GROWTH, an initiative of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), designed to create pathways to homeownership for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families while improving property values for LMI communities. View […]
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NACo 2021 Achievement Award

MakingChange, Inc. delivers the required 4-week group education series to applicants of the Department of Housing and Community Development program “Overcoming Credit Challenges On the Road to Homeownership”, recently recognized by County Executive Calvin Ball.
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Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Tax Season

2019 It’s VITA time again! Making Change along with CASH Campaign of Maryland is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Howard County for the 2020 tax season. VITA Training will begin January 2020, and tax preparation will be held late-January through mid-April at the Non-Profit Collaborative in Columbia, and the Multi-Service Center […]
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MakingChange Staff Advises Attendees at Money Matters Fair

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented the Money Matters Fair 2019 Sunday at The Mall in Columbia. Free financial services, such as financial planning, and information about college savings, retirement savings, credit counseling, housing counseling and consumer education were included. Government agencies, banks, credit unions, financial planners, nonprofits and counselors and coaches were exhibitors. Renee […]
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MakingChange Launches Free Tax Preparation Service

Volunteers provide assistance with tax returns at sites in Columbia and North Laurel MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability, recently launched its 2019 free tax preparation services at a briefing for community leaders. County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball offered remarks at the gathering, nothing that in […]
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Seminars Available for Agencies and Businesses

MakingChange seminars are available to the clients and employees of human service agencies in Central Maryland, as well as employees of local businesses. The seminars teach comprehensive financial management skills in a user-friendly and meaningful practical way. Each presentation may last up to two hours and could include handouts, quizzes and other materials. Seminar topics […]
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MakingChange Provides Financial Education for Over 2,000 People

MakingChange had a record year in FY18, helping 2,161 people manage their money and change their lives through financial wellness programs. The Howard County nonprofit’s Financial Education Seminars served 1,275 participants. The 92 seminars focused on budgeting, understanding credit, and savings, among other topics. Personal Financial Coaching was offered to 143 clients who were interested […]
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