Neighborhood Housing Services, or NHS, is a non profit housing organization that has been helping New Yorkers improve their homes since 1982. They educate the community on everything from first time home buying to being a landlord to diy repairs.
NHS helps people get mortgages and gives loans towards down payment and home improvement. They counsel folks on ownership and foreclosure prevention.
I’ve never taken one of their home maintenance courses, but I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. I just noticed that the East Flatbush branch is offering a class that begins this Monday, February 11th. There is also a Wednesday class available which starts on February 20th. Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks, from 6pm-9pm. Topics covered are: safety, basic plumbing and electrical, carpentry and framing.
NHS does have other locations around NYC and offers more advanced courses, so do check them out!
NHS East Flatbush Courses : 718.469.4679.