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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 mpaxton@cchra.com 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.

PLEASE SEE DATE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JUNE.
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