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BIG SKY – Community action agency the Human Resources Development Council is offering potential homebuyers an opportunity to learn more about the process on Sept. 13 and 14 at the Big Sky Community Food Bank.

Course topics will include advantages and disadvantages of homeownership, understanding credit, managing finances, the mortgage process and special programs that home shoppers might qualify for, among others.

A Housing and Urban Development-approved instructor will lead the classes, which run each evening from 5-9 p.m., to better help first-time homebuyers understand this process.

According to HRDC’s website, completing homeownership education courses “may help you become eligible for down-payment assistance, low-interest mortgages and matched savings programs.”

Courses are free and open to the public, but since space is limited, a $25 refundable deposit is required. The deposit will be returned after the class, or students can opt to donate the money. Food, drinks and games will be provided.

Contact Sarah De Jong with HRDC at (406) 585-4882 or hbe@thehrdc.org for more information and to register.