JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium in Jefferson will be offering a seminar to assist local residents to understand and master the home buying process and possibly locate down payment assistance funding to help with the process.

"Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to move into a bigger home or looking to downsize to a smaller home, this assistance to purchase a home for qualified buyers in Jefferson, Dodge, Walworth, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha counties can be up to $11,000 in forgivable loans," a media release from the consortium stated. "This course will teach potential/existing home-buyers how to become successful homeowners and is open to anyone who is considering buying a home. The class is scheduled for March 13 at the Workforce Development Building, 864 Collins Road, Rooms 8-9, Jefferson from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

This program will assess participants' readiness to buy a home, assist them with money management and credit issues, give them options for financing a home and what grant options may be available to them, help them select a home, and most importantly, provide them with critical knowledge for maintaining their new home along with options for those needed repairs. The course is tailored to meet the participant's needs, no matter what phase of home buying process they are in or how long it will take for them to be ready to buy a home.

"Our goal is to help local families to buy homes and be successful homeowners," said event coordinator RoxAnne Witte said. "The complexity of the home buying process should not be a barrier to families. Our home-buyer education program is the first step and maybe the most important step, which a family can take to achieve the dream of home ownership."

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium's home-buyer education program is designed to be results-oriented. Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of the home buying process while at the same time finding local resources to help them achieve their goal.

Buying a home can be difficult and a stressful process. NeighborWorks American recognizes that a high-quality and standardized education program is the best way to prepare consumers to buy and own a home. As proof of that, trainers who have been certified through NeighborWorks® American have helped thousands of families to purchase home.

Please go on line at to register for the next seminar.

For more information on this program please contact RoxAnne at 920-674-8711 or email

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