Utah State Today - University News

Utah State University Logo
24Jul2014

Enchanted Modernities - Mysticism, Landscape & the American West

Caine College of the Arts and the Leverhulme Trust…

24Jul2014

Wayne Gardening Club

Meet behind the Courthouse in Loa, Ut. We will be…

24Jul2014

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum - OLRC Stage Production

The fast-paced, witty, irreverent comedy is one of the…

25Jul2014

Artisan Aggie Cheese Tasting

Artisan Aggie Cheese tasting & video presentation…

25Jul2014

Tons of Money -- Lyric Rep Stage Production

This spirited farce follows a broke inventor who inherits…

More events

CONNECT WITH US

Blogger Facebook Twitter You Tube RSS

USU Family Life Center Receives $15,000 Grant from American Express


Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012


USU's Family Life Center building
USU's Family Life Center.

The Family Life Center’s Housing and Financial Counseling Program at Utah State University has been awarded a $15,000 grant award from American Express.

 

The fiscal support granted by American Express will aid in providing the resources and training necessary to strengthen the center’s mortgage default and financial management education. The funding provided by American Express will help the organization provide more financial counseling services in northern Utah to meet the growing demand, expand and improve services through outreach and train two new counselors. 

 

“The cost of poor financial decisions made by households often gets shifted onto other members of the community, the state and the nation through higher financial product prices and greater use of public assistance,” said, Lucy Delgadillo, associate professor in the Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development and co-principal investigator on the grant. “A goal of the Family Life Center is to facilitate self-sustainable households, both homeowners and renters, and to improve their financial skills. This is why housing and financial counseling is so essential in our area.” 

 

The Family Life Center provides group workshops and counseling in four main areas — pre-purchase counseling, reverse mortgage, financial management and mortgage delinquency. The Family Life Center is open to any individual or family who is seeking help with housing or financial management concerns. 

 

The Center offers monthly workshops on a variety of topics, as well as one-on-one counseling to address specific issues. The mission of the Family Life Center is to create a community of families who are knowledgeable about housing and who effectively manage their financial resources. Clients who attend the financial workshops can increase their knowledge of spending plans, cutting expenses, saving and investing, credit, debt management, goal setting, consumer spending tips, foreclosure prevention, insurance and more.

 

All materials and services at the Family Life Center are available in both English and Spanish. Every client of the Family Life Center completes a detailed budget and signs an action plan listing their specific goals.

 

For information on upcoming workshops and and/or counseling sessions, call 435-797-7224, or email flchfc@usu.edu.
 

Related link:

Family Life Center

 

Contact: Lucy Delgadillo, (435) 797-7204, lucy.delgadillo@usu.edu

Writer: Megan Allen, USU Public Relations and Marketing, (435) 797-0206, megan.allen@usu.edu



     email icon  Email story       printer icon  Printer friendly
 






Send your comment or question:

We welcome your response. Your comment or question will be forwarded to the appropriate person. Please be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you, if needed. Your response will NOT be published online. Thank you.

NOTE: Do Not Alter These Fields, they are used to limit spam: