Homebuyer Education Workshop

Scott County CDA provides a 8-hour Homebuyer Education Workshop that helps prepare interested first-time homebuyers for homeownership. Participation in this workshop qualifies participants for the education requirement for the grant program. The workshop will include presenters and group activities on topics such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit, such as factors that influence your credit score and how your score impacts your mortgage loan
  • Mortgage loans and what to expect at closing
  • Real estate overview, such as finding the right agent
  • What to expect for your home inspection
  • Home maintenance

This program has a $25 registration fee.

Registration for the May class is open and is a two-step process.  Follow the EventBrite link below to purchase your ticket to attend.  Once purchased, follow the second link to complete the course application finalizing your registration.  Space is limited so both steps need to be completed to ensure your spot is reserved.

EventBrite Home Stretch Course registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scott-county-cdas-first-time-homebuyer-education-course-tickets-275627919527

Course Application: https://www.tfaforms.com/4919195?session=a164W000009s8nrQAA

Contact aharrell@scottcda.org / 952-641-5189 for more information.

Framework – Online Education Course

The option to take education online will be ongoing. We will continue to refer people to take Framework, an online homebuyer education course, to participate in the education portion safely, from the comfort of your own home. The Framework course costs $75 and teaches homeownership curriculum similar to our in-person workshops (credit, loans, budgeting, etc). You can go at your own pace and will receive a certificate at the end of the course. If you plan to apply for a Scott County CDA grant, we will accept certificates from this course from April 2020 on, counting towards the Education requirement. To register, go to:


First-Time Homebuyer Classes

2022 Workshop Schedule

May 17 & 18, 4-8 p.m.
Shakopee City Hall




Frequently Asked Questions

The course lasts 8 hours and you must attend all 8 hours to graduate from the course and qualify for the grant.

A registration fee of $25 per household is requested prior to participation in the workshop, however, households can request a reduced or waived registration fee if needed.

If you have successfully completed the CDA’s counseling and education courses and are close to purchasing a home, you may qualify for a $4,000 down payment or closing cost grant.

You must be a first-time homebuyer purchasing a home in Scott County and meet income and other loan requirements to be eligible. Please call (952) 641-5189 or see the grant criteria for more information about how to qualify.


Yes. Framework is an online homebuyer education course that is an accepted education course by many lenders, possibly qualifying homebuyers for grants or other loan benefits. We will accept certificates from this course from April 2020 to a date that is to be determined  to count toward the education requirement of the Scott County CDA grant.


The African Development Center will be offering First time Homebuyer Somali  workshop the 3rd Saturday of every month.  The class is 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM with a one hour break.

You can find more information here:  www.adcminnesota.org/services-programs/buy-home

Yes. Spanish Homebuyer Education Workshops are 8-hour workshops presented in the Spanish language are offered in Scott County by partner agencies, CLUES and NeDA. CLUES and NeDA also offer classes in Spanish in different locations all year long. These workshops meet the education requirement for the Scott County CDA Grant Program and include the same topic areas as the course outlined above.

Phone: 651-292-0131
Text: 855-292-0131
Fax: 651-292-092

Phone: 612-746-3500
Fax: 612-871-1058

Yes. Please call or email us and we’ll work with you to make arrangements.