PITTSFIELD -- The Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority is offering a series of four Economic Literacy/Financial Literacy workshops that begin on Thursday.

All sessions will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the BCRHA offices on the fourth floor of 1 Fenn St. The three other sessions will be held on May 15, May 22, and May 29. The workshops are free and open to the public.

The Economic Literacy seminars will focus on family economics, spending and savings strategies, improving credit ratings and bolstering budgeting skills, smart shopping, and avoiding the pitfalls of harmful financial products.

The course is geared for those who are worried or concerned about maintaining or improving their current economic condition. It is designed especially for those facing tenancy or mortgage issues either currently or in the future.

Those in attendance are eligible for economic incentives for completing the course and for coming to each session.

Information/registration: Jim Hamilton at the BCRHA, (413) 443-7138 ext. 210.