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Workshop Schedule

FREE First-Time Homebuyer’s Workshop

2021 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 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:

  • Budgeting and managing your money
  • Planning for homeownership
  • Understanding your credit
  • How to get a mortgage
  • Shopping for a home
  • Home inspections
  • Down payment & closing cost assistance and special financing
  • What happens at the closing
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Saving energy and home safety
  • Anti-Predatory Lending and Avoiding Foreclosure

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

****Due to COVID-19 Mitigation, until further notice, classes will be offered via Zoom. ****

You will have to have internet with audio and video to participate. 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.

Classes are held 6-9pm

January 14th and 21st

February 11th and 18th

March 11th and 18th

April 8th and 15th

May 13th and 20th (full)

June 15th and 17th (full) - 5:30pm-9pm

August 17th and 19th (full) - 5:30pm-9pm

September 14th and 16th - 5:30pm-9pm

October 19th and 21st - 5:30pm-9pm

November 16th and 18th - 5:30pm-9pm