Routing Number: 261072770

Auburn Ave Branch Location

Dear 1st Choice Members,

As news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to develop, we understand that these times of uncertainty are stressful for many. Now, more than ever we are committed to YOU and to our community. We are continuing to follow the recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the spread of disease and hope that you are doing the same.

Effective July 6, 2020, our Auburn Ave location will be Temporarily Closed.

With increased social distancing in our communities, we agreed to take this measure out of an implicit need to secure the safety of our members and visitors by decreasing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to non-infected people, as well as guidance from Governor Kemp to utilize sensible discretion relative to public contact over the next few weeks.

Our Grady Branch location and team will remain on-site, available and vigilant to assist you with your credit union needs.  We encourage you however, to explore our Online Banking  and/or visit any one of our Shared Branch locations  which we hope will minimize any disruption in your overall sense of banking experiences with 1st Choice Credit Union.

If you need to contact our Administrative Branch Team during our temporary closing at the Auburn Ave location, please send us an email to . Our dedicated staff is accessible and able to respond between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm. Thank you for your patience as it may take us longer than usual to return calls due to the increase in emails, but know that we will respond as promptly as we can!

We would like to remind everyone that social distancing continues to be one of our best defenses against the spread of coronavirus. With common area amenities closed, we appreciate you placing your trust in us, and we will make every effort to continue to provide you with the best service possible while we all adapt to this rapidly changing environment.  As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Cassius F. Butts, CEO


Homeownership Education

1st Choice Credit Union is a HUD approved intermediary Home Counseling Agency committed to increasing homeownership, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals/families; particularly among minorities.

We are also a preferred counseling agencies with relationships with several community partners who offer special down-payment assistance for; anyone in the general public, people with disabilities, as well as individuals working in select industries:

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military

Understanding the home buying process can be a challenging experience for a first time homebuyer. Purchasing a home is one of the most valuable investments a family will ever make. However; being more informed prior to making that purchase, typically eases the home buying experience and ultimately strengthens the borrower’s ability to obtain and maintain their American Dream of homeownership.

Homebuyer Education Workshops

Homebuyer Education Workshops a secret weapon for first-time buyers as one of the most valuable aspects towards homeownership with a HUD – Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Among the topics covered are essentials of budgeting and credit, shopping for a mortgage, inspections, insurance, working with the best real estate professional for you and the closing process.

One-On-One Financial Counseling – getting sound advice through an interactive and confidential way of learning the basics of money management, budgeting, credit, debt reduction, and creating lifelong habits to reaching realistic financial or housing goals. Our counselors will help you assess where you are, develop a collaborative action plan, and evaluate your progress by measuring improvements over time.

2020 Home Buyer Workshop Schedule 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location – On The Rise Financial Center – 810 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

There is a $40 Fee per person due at time of registration (only 1 Free Guest from same household allowed).
Refunds are only allowed up to 7 days prior to the Workshop – Eventbrite fee is nonrefundable.

Notice: Due to limited space and seating, no children are allowed and pre-registration is recommended for all adults.

By completing our program: one homebuyer education workshop and a series of one-on-one counseling sessions, you will be prepared to apply for down payment funding offered by our community partners:

You do not have to be a member of the credit union to take advantage of these services.

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