Gainesville Housing Authority, BB&T host 'Bank Bus' to promote financial literacy.
Thursday, May 2
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On the bilingually-staffed bank bus, residents may set up checking or saving accounts, learn to pay bills online, check their FICO credit score and explore the steps to home ownership, among other options. There will be free helium balloons, gifts and drawings for summer family items such as coolers.
The event will be held in the parking lot of the GHA main office at 750 Pearl Nix Parkway, near Queen City Parkway. The bus features 11 computers, a private office for consultations, printers, a paper shredder and seating.
Founded in 1949, the GHA is home to about 1,600 individual residents in 495 units scattered throughout the city. The agency fosters many community partnerships to offer residents ongoing classes, workshops and other personal improvement options geared toward financial independence.