Welcome to Pittsburgh Saves

Our Mission

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization with the mission of financial empowerment that promotes homeownership and stable communities in Western Pennsylvania. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania offers free credit and budget counseling, homebuyer education and financial literacy courses designed to help individuals and families achieve their dreams.

For over 40 years, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania has created opportunities by collaborating with residents, businesses, and non-profit and government partners in the development and revitalization of neighborhoods. So don’t wait any longer…enroll in Pittsburgh Saves today!

Saving Strategies

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links to the right to learn how to:

Get out of debt

Save for a home

Save for a car

Save for emergencies

Save at work



Our Services

Homebuyer Education Workshops

Attend a free NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania homebuyer education workshop to learn everything from credit to closing. Classes are taught by certified instructors with presentations by respected real estate professionals, such as loan officers, real estate agents, insurance representatives, and others.

eHome America

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania has partnered with eHome America, the nation's premiere online homeownership program. Unlike a workshop, eHome America's homebuyer education course offers participants the opportunity to learn at their own convenience and pace. Upon completion of the comprehensive course, participants receive a certificate. Potential homebuyers can access the service by clicking here: www.eHomeAmerica.org.

Budget & Credit Restoration

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania housing counselors provide one-on–one Budget and Credit Restoration for free to all who are in need of assistance. Traditionally, attendees are first-time homebuyers, but NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania serves all who desire this service.

Foreclosure Prevention

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania housing counselors’ help homeowners avoid foreclosure by contacting key housing partners and applying for state and national programs.

Youth Financial Literacy

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania offers a Youth Financial Literacy program. Through a series of classes covering topics such as goal setting, budgeting and understanding credit and young people increase their financial knowledge and their ability to make educated financial decisions. Financial Education Consortium of Western Pennsylvania The mission of the Financial Education Consortium is to serve as a catalyst to promote financial literacy in southwestern Pennsylvania. Participation in the Consortium is free and voluntary, and members include academic institutions, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania serves as the host for the Financial Education Consortium. The Consortium’s website,www.YouControlYourMoney.org, is a resource partner agencies and the general public. Website visitors can learn about financial topics as well as area financial education providers and their upcoming programs and classes.

 

Special Events

Each year the Financial Education Consortium participates in America Saves Week as the Pittsburgh Saves local chapter. Last year we registered over 200 individual savers!

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Who is a Pittsburgh Saver?

Michelle Owens is…of Duquesne

"NeighborWorks made my piece of the American dream come true. They helped me develop a budget, save money and showed me how to clear up my credit. Today, I own my own home. As someone who once lived homeless, in various shelters around the city, having my own home is a treasure I will always cherish and forever be grateful to NeighborWorks." ~ Michelle

Jack and Kim Morgan are… of Forward Township

"When we tried to refinance our ARM mortgage we ran into problems... our adjustable rate ballooned to an additional $500 a month. We were in real trouble trying to pay back taxes and about to foreclose. We would lose our house, our pets and the life that we made there. That's when we found NeighborWorks. Things improved as soon as we walked through the door – our counselor found us a solution that enabled us to comfortably pay our monthly mortgage. Her compassion made the difference and gave us the peace of mind we needed." ~ Jack & Kim

Benefits for a Pittsburgh Saver

  • Monthly e- mails from financial experts.
  • Quarterly newsletters.
  • Access to online member-only savings tools and calculators.
  • Saving strategies and tips to help you achieve your goals.

It’s FREE!

Money Saving Tips

Our Goal

The goal of NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is financial empowerment that promotes homeownership and stable communities. This goal is realized by helping individuals and families to strengthen their financial security through education programs, counseling, and affordable financing.

Who Are We

Founded in 1968 by the now-legendary community organizer Dorothy Richardson, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania was the first community-based group to respond to the lack of safe and affordable housing and has become a model for similar organizations all around the country. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is now a community leader for sustainable homeownership within the region. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania forges critical relationships with financial institutions, government officials, and neighborhood residents to offer an array of homeownership services.

Our Services

Quarterly Resource

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Making Household Savings a Priority

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Have a Question?

Mailing Address

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania

710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Google Maps

Phone:(412) 281-9773
Fax:(412) 281-9987
Email:info@nwwpa.org

America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.