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Municipal Workshop to Provide Home Buying Information > Columbia Business Report

Prospective homeowners can learn more about available loan programs and other information at the June All Access Columbia session.

The quarterly sessions held by the Community Development Department aim to strengthen neighborhoods by providing resources to citizens on topics such as local leadership, financial education and housing maintenance. The June 23 session will focus on encouraging homeownership and will include details on city home loan programs, DIY projects and budget-friendly home improvement ideas.

The session, which will be held at the Busby Street Community Center at 1735 Busby St., will also cover topics such as credit and budget management, with representatives from several financial institutions on hand to provide information on the pre- qualification for a home loan.

Registration is available online.

“This All Access Homeownership event will include DIY classes. We will be hosting seminars and workshops on homeownership and homeowner maintenance tips,” said program manager Delores Shabazz. Housing for the Community Development Department, in a press release, “This will be a great opportunity to gain insight, and we look forward to welcoming you there.”

First Citizens Bank, TN Development Corp., Columbia Housing Development Corp., State Farm Insurance, Assurance Insurance and First Community Bank are sponsors of the event. Representatives of these organizations, as well as other suppliers, are expected.

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.