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HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment model that brings free financial dignity programming to underserved communities. Clients are counseled on the language of money and work with an Operation HOPE financial wellbeing coach to transform established financial mindsets and develop customized action plans around raising their FICO scores, building their own businesses, buying homes, or simply making better decisions with the money they have.

Programs include credit and money management, homebuyer preparedness, and entrepreneurship training. Every office holds consumer credit counseling certification, CFPB, FDIC, U.S. SBA, EITC, HUD, and FEMA applications and partnerships. Through the HOPE-700-Credit-Score-Communities initiative, the focus on raising client FICO scores to 700 is at the foundation of all HOPE Inside programming.

First Tennessee has partnered with Operation HOPE to sponsor this HOPE Inside location. All programs are offered at no cost clients.

CREDIT AND MONEY MANAGEMENT

When you join a HOPE-700-Credit-Score-Communities group you will take classes with other individuals who are looking to improve their FICO scores. These classes will help you move your credit score to the 700+ range. You will learn the basics of making a budget, how to read a credit report, and what can be done to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating. The workshop, led by a financial wellbeing coach, will also cover your rights as a consumer, and how to make the most of them.

Topics Include:

  • Budgeting
  • Paying off debt and saving money
  • Understanding your FICO score
  • How to read your credit report
  • Your rights as a consumer
  • Settling accounts
  • Disputing inaccurate information

LOCATION
121 Kirkwood Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37914

865-474-9270 

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon-Thurs:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:

9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:

9:00am - 1:00pm

SERVICES:
Credit and Money Management

Staff

  1. Deborah Porter
    Financial Wellbeing Coach

LOCATION
4416 Chapman Hwy.,
Knoxville, TN 37920

865-577-8025 


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon-Thurs:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:

9:00am - 1:00pm

SERVICES:
Credit and Money Management

Staff

  1. Kristie Blevins
    Financial Wellbeing Coach