The New York Mortgage Coalition is promoting CreditSmart by Freddie Mac (http://www.freddiemac.com/creditsmart/), a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative designed to help consumers build and maintain better credit, make sound financial decisions, and understand the steps to sustainable homeownership. The free online curriculum consists of twelve modules and takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. The curriculum is an excellent complement to homeownership counseling to empower first-time homebuyers. NYMC also endorses the use of the CreditSmart curriculum for workshops and group education by its 10 member community organizations.
Freddie Mac's new website, My Home (http://myhome.freddiemac.com/), includes the CreditSmart curriculum in addition to other resources for renters, homebuyers, and homeowners.