Being a Good Neighbor

Tools and resources to be actively involve in and part of the community

Resource: Check out our Volunteer pageand take the

Volunteer Personality Quiz


Education Program

Human Rights

Legal rights as a renter or homeowner including topics like the Cold Weather Rule and Reasonable Accommodation

Resources:SMRLS

Home Maintenance and Repair

Basic knowledge about maintaining different areas in the home

​Resources:Home Depothas a many DIY videos

Check ourCalendar of Eventsfor our next workshop! 

The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy can help improve your financial situation by teaching: 

Budgeting to Create Savings:​

  • Create a budget and plan to save

Debt Reduction and Asset Building:

  • Reduce debt and build wealth by investing

Building a Good Credit Rating:

  • Information on credit reports and improving credit scores

Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions:

  • Importance of banks and how to protect oneself with insurance and against financial predators

Our financial literacy program also has trained volunteer coaches that can work one on one with you to help improve your financial situation for free. As a participant in The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy, you may be eligible to participate in a savings match program.

Home Stretch

An in-depth look at the entire process of buying a home

Habitat for Humanity's History

Habitat's beginnings and how the organization got started​

Resource:Briars in the Cotton Patchis a great documentary that talks about Habitat for Humanity's origins

For more information on any of our education programs OR if you would like to be added to the list to contact for future events, please fill out the form below with your interests.

Cooking Matters

Cooking delicious and healthy meals and snacks on a budget

Home Safety

Be proactive in the safety and protection of loved ones in the home in areas like fire safety or creating an emergency safety plan

Resources: American Red Cross, ​National Safety Council, and ​Owatonna Fire Department

Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area's Education Program is a community based program assisting homeowners, future homeowners, and renters with financial literacy, energy conservation, home maintenance and community involvement.

Available Topics

Energy Efficiency

Save money on bills, add comfort, and save the environment.

​Resources: Owatonna Public Utilities  and SMMPA or Waseca Utilitieshave a lot of great information and tools available 

Car Maintenance

Basic car maintenance such oil changes and checking air pressure in tires

​Resource:The Car Care Councilhas many tools to help maintain and care for a vehicle