Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance applications are open. Please see our webpage for more information on how to apply.

Workshop Schedule

FREE First-Time Homebuyer’s Workshop

*Please note: We currently do not have a HUD-Certified Housing Counselor on staff. However, we do have a staff member working toward that goal. In the meantime, please reach out to:

Advanced Credit Counseling
701 Bosler Ave.
Lemoyne, PA 17043

The Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County in partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency present the Cumberland County First -Time Homebuyer’s Workshop. This workshop meets the requirements of and provides information for Cumberland County’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program; Tri-County HDC homebuyer programs; HUD and PHFA loan products; and USDA Rural Development loan products. Workshop topics include:

Advantages and Disadvantages of homeownership

Budget Planning and Record Keeping

Mortgage Qualifying

Beginning the Purchase Process

Loan Application Process

Closing the Real Estate Transaction

Taking Possession of Your Home

Priorities as a New Homeowner

Financial Emergencies

Home Repair and Maintenance

Improving Budgeting and money Management skills

Lead Paint concerns

Predatory Lending

Avoiding Foreclosure

Fair Housing

Classes are free. However, you MUST register and MUST attend both classes to get your certificate of completion.

Please email or call 866-683-5907 (option 2) to register. Leave your name (spell it if necessary), address, and phone number along with your preferred class dates.

All Classes are 5:30-9pm

January 10th and 12th (full)

February 7th and 9th

March 14th and 16th

April 18th and 20th

May 16th and 18th

June 20th and 22nd

August 15th and 17th

September 19th and 21st

October 17th and 19th

November 14th and 16th