Homebuyer Education Workshop

Scott County CDA provides a 12-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.

Contact mlink@scottcda.org for more information.

First-Time Homebuyer Classes

2020 Workshop Schedule

The April and June classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  

Tuesdays, September 15, 22, and 29, from 4-8:15 p.m.
Shakopee Location TBD



Frequently Asked Questions

The course lasts 12 hours and generally meets 6 hours over 2 days or 4 hours over 3 days. You must attend all 12 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) 402-9022 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. The Framework certification, however, does not meet the education requirement of the Scott County CDA grant.

For those completing the course in April-August 2020, the Framework certification will count qualify for the CDA grant.

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 12-hour course outlined above.

The CDA-sponsored workshop for March 13 is cancelled.  Please call CLUES at 612-746-3500 for other options.

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.