Homebuyer Education & Counseling

Home Stretch Workshops 

 Gain the confidence you need to buy a home of your own! 

Home Stretch is an educational tool and should be number one on every first-time homebuyer's "to-do list". Workshops are taught by local housing professionals with up to date information on the world of home buying and homeownership. Our volunteer's instructors come from a variety of housing backgrounds to include: mortgage lenders, realtors, credit counselors, loan closers and home inspectors. The greatest benefit to Home Stretch participants is having the opportunity to ask important, relevant questions that will help them in their home buying process.

Workshop curriculum includes:

  • Budget and spending plans

  • Different mortgage products

  • Shopping for a home

  • Home inspections

  • The closing process

  • Home maintenance

Register for Home Stretch Today!

  • Select your workshop under Upcoming Workshops on the right. (For best viewing and accessibility, please use any browser except Explorer.)

  • Registration is required for all workshops.

  • Registration fee is $30 per household.

  • Participants must attend the entire scheduled workshop to receive a completion certificate.

For additional information, please contact Messina Owings 

at 320.258.0681 or mowings@cmhp.net.

Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Counseling

The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership offers pre-purchase one-on-one counseling to discuss in detail the process of homeownership. Purchasing your first home can be quite an adventure, and the more knowledge you have about the process, the better the chance you will make the right decisions along the way. We want every first-time homebuyer to be prepared for the journey. Meeting with a homeowner advisor at CMHP for a Pre-Purchase Counseling session is a FREE service offered to help our communities gain knowledge and prepare for homeownership.

Topics discussed during pre-purchase counseling may include:

  • Household spending plans

  • Affordability analysis

  • Credit counseling

  • Debt reduction planning

  • Action plans to overcome home buying barriers

  • Evaluation of available mortgage products and programs

For additional information, please contact Messina Owings 

at 320.258.0681 or mowings@cmhp.net.

*Services and materials are available in alternative formats upon request.

Our Upcoming Workshops
FRAMEWORK Online Education

Framework is the only online homebuyer course designed by experts in online learning. It's comprehensive, so you'll have all the facts you need to navigate every step of the buying process. And you can learn when, where, and how you like. It even works on your smartphone.​

To get started, visit Framework.

Cost: $75

Framework meets many lenders' requirements for homebuyer education, but check with yours to make sure an online course is acceptable.

About CMHP

Our Mission: We are committed to assisting underserved communities to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Contact CMHP

Direct: 1.320.259.0393

Fax: 1.320.259.9590

St. Cloud, MN 56303 * MN TDD 711