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Bad credit? James City County has some tips

James City County is hosting a credit workshop on March 20.
James City County is hosting a credit workshop on March 20. (Courtesy photo/James City County)

James City County is looking to assist residents who are trying to improve their wallet’s health.

The county’s social services department is hosting an “Understanding Credit” workshop at 6 p.m. on March 20 at the county’s Human Services Center, located at 5249 Olde Towne Road.

The class will cover the importance of a strong credit score, how to improve your credit score and common credit myths, according to a news release from the county.

“We found financial literacy is where a lot of people need boosting,” said Rebecca Vinroot, county director of social services. “It’s not something people traditionally learn and we’re trying to break down the barrier.”

Understanding Credit is part of a regularly-occurring workshop series organized for participants in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment and savings incentive program for low-income families that have Section 8 vouchers or live in public housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The service is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 757-259-5393.

Troy Jefferson
Troy Jefferson
Troy Jefferson is the city of Williamsburg and James City County reporter for the WYDaily. Jefferson graduated from Michigan State University and the University of Maryland. When he is not writing stories, he enjoys romantic comedies.

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