Home Stretch

Home Stretch from White Earth Investment Initiative is a free eight-hour workshop over the course of two days, offered by trained homebuyer educators throughout Minnesota. It’s perfect for first-time homebuyers, but all homebuyers can benefit.


In this workshop, you will learn about:

  1. Budgeting
  2. Steps to Homeownership
  3. Importance of Good Credit
  4. How to Improve Credit
  5. Calculating How Much Home You Can Afford
  6. Down-payment Assistance Opportunities
  7. Loan Products
  8. Purchasing and Closing Documents

Home Stretch is fun and informal with:

Videos and games Get a wealth of information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Variety of perspectives Learn from all kinds of housing professionals working in your community, such as home inspectors, loan officers and real estate agents.

Handy manual Receive a step-by-step outline of the home-buying process and helpful post-purchase information on home maintenance and foreclosure prevention. Free housing advice There will be opportunities for additional housing advice from a certified housing advisor, after the workshop is over.
This group class is a great way to learn the broad and common aspects of the homeownership process, but a one-on-one counseling session may be more beneficial to help you work on your individual budget and/or credit.

Registration & Schedule


You may register for class by phone at 218-844-7029 or online. In special circumstances, we may be able to accommodate clients to complete education in a one-one session. 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.

Classroom education in other areas is provided by members of the Minnesota Homeownership Center, a statewide nonprofit homebuyer education and housing advising network. For more information, contact 1-866-462-6466, www.hocmn.org, or [email protected].