Meeting focusing on economic wellbeing

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Locals will get a chance to learn about everything from bettering their credit scores to preventing foreclosures during a Feb. 26 meeting at Alabaster’s Albert L. Scott Public Library.

The Fair Housing Agency of Alabama will host an economic symposium at the library from 6-7 p.m.

“We’ve been having these all over the state for about six or seven years,” said Fair Housing Agency Executive Officer Enrique Lang, an Alabaster resident. “We try to share the advantages of home ownership, and show people how to develop their personal assets and financial options.”

During the event, the organization will provide tips on improving credit scores, purchasing a home and preventing foreclosures, and will share information on the Alabama tenant-landlord law and new renter rights, Lang said.

All attendees will receive new smoke and fire detectors.

The Fair Housing Agency is presenting the symposium through partnerships with the Allstate Foundation, Walmart, the Wells Fargo Foundation, BBVA Compass Bank, First Community Bank, BankTrust, BB&T, PNC Bank and SB&T Bank. For more information on the event, call Lang at (251) 660-7733.