Community Development Partnership Announces Online First Time Home Buyer Education Course

The Community Development Partnership is offering an Online Homebuyer Education course for first time buyers who are unable to attend an in-person workshop. The course provides information on budgeting, looking for, selecting, and purchasing a home.

The program consists of self-paced online modules to be completed at home, as well as one in-person Group Meeting. The next Group Meeting will take place on January 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Community Development Partnership offices in Eastham. Satisfactory completion of both the online modules and the Group Meeting are mandatory in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Pre-registration is required.

The First Time Home Buyer Education Series is sponsored by Seamen’s Bank and Cape Cod Young Professionals.

The Online First Time Home Buyer Education course has received the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative’s “Seal of Approval” from the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). CHAPA certification is essential for potential first-time homebuyers to access affordable mortgage products such as those offered by MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (“ONE” program), other municipal and government programs and some commercial lenders, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs administered by organizations such as Housing Assistance Corporation (www.haconcapecod.org).

The cost per household (up to 2 people) is $100.00.  To enroll in the Online First Time Home Buyer Education course and to register for a Group Meeting call us at (508) 240-7873 ext. 10

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

 The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.

Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.

We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art and hospitality.

In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.

To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org