Free first-time homebuyer program planned

A free event to help first-time homebuyers is being planned for next month in Columbus.

Apprisen, in partnership with Union Savings Bank, Southern Indiana Housing and Community Development Corp., and the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Homebuyer Program, is sponsoring the free First Time Homebuyer Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St., downtown Columbus.

Workshop topics will include:

• Preparing for homeownership.

• Working with a real estate agent.

• Understanding budgets and credit history.

• Finding and working with a lender.

• Home inspections and home maintenance.

• Preventing loan default.

Each attendee will receive a homebuyer certificate of completion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development at the end of the workshop.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information, call the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center at (812) 379-1630 or email [email protected]