Homeownership Services

White Earth Investment Initiative offers several convenient options for homebuyer education and housing advising to help homebuyers feel more confident about their housing decisions. Approximately nine homebuyer education classes are offered annually at various locations in Becker and Otter Tail counties and on the White Earth Indian Reservation. Classes follow either the Home Stretch or Pathways Home models. For those who prefer to learn online, Framework offers an affordable online course.

Individual Housing Advising

Potential homebuyers who have not met with a lender or entered in to a purchase agreement are encouraged to take advantage of Individual Housing Advising. White Earth Investment Initiative offers free individualized meetings that help assess readiness for home purchasing and provide information and referrals as needed. These private meetings offer an opportunity for individual households to talk about their homeownership goals and arrive at an action plan. Our homeownership advisor can review credit reports and personal finances, as well as answer questions related to buying a home. The meeting, which can take place over the phone or in person, is confidential, and a free copy of your soft-pull credit report is provided. Additional free follow-up appointments are available to all interested individuals. To set up an appointment or if you need more information regarding the program, please Email Sue Trnka or call 218-844-7029. Faxes can be sent to 218-844-6345.

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