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Workshop Schedule

The Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities in partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency present the Cumberland County First Time Homebuyer’s Workshop. This workshop meets the requirements for Cumberland County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program, Carlisle Housing Opportunities Corporation homebuyer programs, Cumberland Non-Profit Housing Corporation homebuyer programs, PHFA loan products, and USDA Rural Development loan products.

Workshop topics include:

  • Budgeting and managing your money
  • Planning for homeownership
  • Shopping for a home
  • Understanding your credit and how to get a mortgage
  • Down payment & closing cost assistance and special financing
  • What happens at the closing?
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Saving Energy and Home Safety
  • Avoiding Foreclosure

Call for class location. There is no charge, however, registration is required. Please contact the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority at: 866-683-5907 select option 2 or email your name, address and telephone number along with your preferred class date to: mpaxton@cchra.com. Attendance at both sessions is required for the certificate. The 2020 class schedule is as follows: 6 pm to 9 pm on

January 2nd and 9th

February 6th and 13th

*March 5th and 19th

April 2nd and 9th - CANCELLED

May 7th and 14th - CANCELLED

June 4th and 11th -CANCELLED

August 6th and 13th

September 3rd and 10th - CANCELLED

October 1st and 8th - CANCELLED

November 5th and 12th - CANCELLED

*March workshop if the first and third Thursday of the month