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’s free 20th annual Mortgages
For Mothers Home Buying Workshop
will take place at the David L.
Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Women, men,
mothers, fathers, grandparents and singles are welcome to attend and
take the first step toward owning their own home.

“Affordable housing is one of the biggest problems that we face in
Pennsylvania and rental costs continue to rise. One way to combat that
is to own your own home. Buying a home can be a frightening and
overwhelming experience for anyone. Our Mortgages for Mothers Workshop
is the perfect place to start,” explained Carol Neyland, Senior Vice
President of Community Development at Dollar Bank.

The Mortgages For Mothers Workshop attracts hundreds of people each year
who are looking to buy a home. A highlight of the workshop includes
inspirational presentations by new homeowners who overcame their own
problems with the help of Dollar Bank’s credit counselors. Attendees
learn about the various mortgage loan programs available to them and
come to understand the importance and power of credit. KDKA
TV’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland
, a single mom herself, will moderate the
session. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-345-3655 or online at

“We assist attendees with repairing their credit issues, we show them
how to save money in manageable ways and we help them set and maintain a
budget. We also explain the vocabulary of home buying in everyday
language,” continues Neyland. “Plus, now is the perfect time to take
advantage of historically low mortgage rates.”

Mortgages For Mothers is only one part of Dollar Bank’s effort to
provide help to would-be borrowers who have special needs. Judith Mason,
Vice President of Community Development, works closely with participants
of Dollar Bank’s Homeownership Program. “The training and credit
counseling we provide create a safety net resulting in low mortgage
default rates and homeowners who are prepared for homeownership,”
describes Mason.

Workshop attendees will be encouraged to continue working with Dollar
Bank Counselors. Assistance includes educational classes, private credit
restoration counseling sessions, special savings programs and other
informational and motivational group sessions.

The Mortgages For Mothers Home Buying Workshop will begin at 9:00 AM on
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-345-3655 or online at The workshop is open to single and married
women, men and couples with or without children.

About Dollar Bank

Dollar Bank has assets of more than $8.5 billion. Today, Dollar Bank
operates more than 70
 throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia and has over
1,300 employees. For more than 160 years, Dollar Bank has grown to
become a large, full service, regional bank committed to providing the
highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses.
Dollar Bank (
is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Joseph B. Smith, Senior Vice President
[email protected]