Local government representatives, nonprofit leaders, and mortgage and banking industry representatives will be among those presenting workshops and exhibits at the seventh annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo for renters and prospective home buyers.

Attendees can expect to learn more about how to find rentals and homes to purchase, how to prepare financially for buying or renting, how to understand and improve your credit score, and how to improve your home’s energy efficiency to increase affordability.

Admission to the event is free and takes place at Dominion High School at 21326 Augusta Dr. in Sterling, Va., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18.

The expo is hosted by Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME Foundation in cooperation with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA); Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties; the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church; and the Town of Herndon. Numerous organizations sponsor the expo, including VHDA and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

For information including a schedule of free workshops, visit NoVaHousingExpo.org.

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