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The Covington Civic Center is hosting a Credit Repair, Financial Wellness, and Homeownership event on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. 

The event is free to the public and anyone seeking financial wellness is invited to attend. 

The event is co-hosted by Operation Hope and Bancorp South. 

Operation Hope is a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy programs and economic education for youth and adults. Operation Hope was formed in Los Angles after the riots in the 1990s left so many people in financial difficulty. The mission of Operation hope is to provide everyone with access to financial literacy. 

BancorpSouth has a branch locally in Covington and other branches throughout the South. They are headquartered in Tupelo, Miss. 

“This seminar hopes to help lower poverty and increase home ownership in our community,” said former alderman John Edwards. 

The event is a free way for people to start taking steps to improve their financial health.

During the event participants will have the opportunity to speak with advisors about ways to improve their credit score, which can in turn get them better loan rates.

Participants will also be able to discuss any financial questions they may have in real time with financial experts.

The event is an opportunity to  gain knowledge about financial decision making, which can save time, money and stress. 

Attendees are asked to bring a current bank statement if they have a bank account, and a recent paycheck stub for the one on one counseling. 

The seminar will be at the Covington Civic Center located at 100 West Washington Ave., just off the square.

 

Echo Day is The Leader's managing editor. To contact her, call 901-476-7116 or email eday@covingtonleader.com.

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