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Description: In order to be eligible for Community Commitment mortgages, first-time home buyers must participate in eight hours of home buyer education conducted by a nonprofit organization that has educators with a minimum of 5 years of family financial education experience and a strong supporting academic background.

Map/schedule: missourifamilies.org/learningopps/learnhousing/homemap.htm

Curriculum/program overview: In order to be eligible for Community Commitment mortgages, first-time home buyers must participate in eight hours of home buyer education conducted by a nonprofit organization that has educators with a minimum of 5 years of family financial education experience and a strong supporting academic background. Experienced University of Missouri Extension Family Financial Education specialists are well positioned to deliver this training. Some of the program needs addressed include: Making a spending plan, Credit reports, Managing consumer credit, Buying a home and Protecting the housing investment. 

Contact person: Mike Goldschmidt

Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm

Sample report: Home Buyer Education Program Impact Template

Suggested fee range: $60-$75, State base fee: $10

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