Free Topeka Home Buyer Workshop Sept. 16

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) will offer a Free Home Buyer “101” Workshop for first-time homebuyers 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., located at 1195 S.W. Buchanan St., Suite 101 in Topeka.

Chris Burk, a certified housing and consumer credit counselor, has been with HCCI for 16 years. In addition to teaching the workshop, he also provides free counseling for first-time homebuyers and others wanting to improve their credit scores to be pre-approved for a mortgage loan. The workshop addresses budgeting to successfully manage a house payment, taxes, insurances and routine upkeep and repairs. The workshop is a collaboration of HCCI, the city of Topeka Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development and Capitol Federal to make home buying a reality for low and moderately-low income households.

Space is limited and registration is required for the free class. To enroll, contact HCCI at 234-0217 or 1-800-383-0217 or e-mail For additional informationabout the counseling and financial literacy education HCCI offers, go to The workshop is sponsored by Capitol Federal.



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