OSU Extension, Franklin County offers a free comprehensive home buyer education workshop series designed to assist prospective home buyers in achieving their dream of owning a home and building a better future for their families. Our program is one of only a handful in Central Ohio that is U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-certified and City of Columbus-approved. Participants in this free workshop series will:
- Learn the basics of budgeting, credit, mortgage loans, and the home buying process
- Network with professionals such as lenders, realtors, insurance agents, and home inspectors
- Get information about financing options, including grants, loans, and cost assistance programs
Participants who attend both classes in the month and participate a one-on-one budget counseling session with a HUD-certified counselor will receive a HUD-certified Certificate of Completion, which often is required to apply for many down payment/closing cost assistance programs and/or grants. There is no cost for the program.
The home buyer education workshop series will be offered in Columbus at the Schoenbaum Family Center on Oct. 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deadline to register is Sept. 28. Click here to register or call 614-247-1983.