Free workshop in Warner Robins to educate home buyers

efarlow@macon.comJune 26, 2013 

Houston County Habitat for Humanity and several other community agencies in Warner Robins are hosting a free Home Buyer Education Workshop on Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Warner Robins Housing Authority, 112 Memorial Terrace.

The workshop is open to the public.

“We still have plenty of space available,” said Hope Hicks, with Habitat for Humanity.

The purpose of the workshop is to educate homeowners and potential homeowners on the process of buying a home and the maintenance involved in homeownership.

“It’s not like renting a home,” Hicks said. “Once you purchase a home, you’re kind of on your own.”

The workshop will cover topics like budgeting and credit, home and yard maintenance, being a good neighbor and the closing process.

“What’s really great about this program is all of our agencies working together to help homeowners be successful,” said Hicks.

The Warner Robins Housing Authority, Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Consumer Credit Counseling Agency, Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension and Life Changers are sponsoring the workshop along with Habitat.

Childcare is not provided, but there will be lunch and refreshments.

Those who attend will receive a binder that includes all the information covered at the workshop, and they also will receive a certificate that allows them to apply for financial assistance from private and government programs.

The Home Buyer Education Workshops occur every other month.

To register, email volunteer@hocohabitat.org or call 328-3388.

To contact writer Emily Farlow, call 744-4225.

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