Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. is sponsoring a Homebuying Education Workshop on Saturday, September 7th from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Community Bank, 609 n Main Street, Joseph. This FREE workshop is being presented by Debbie MacBaker, the Housing Resource Manager of Community Connection. Attendees will learn from experts how to financially prepare for a home purchase, how to qualify for a loan, loan products available, and what the real estate and closing process entails. For those interested immediately following the workshop from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Debbie will present information about the First-Time Homeowner Individual Development Account program. You will learn how to save up to $12,000 in 3-to1 matched savings for a down payment, inspection fees, and closing costs. The workshop is FREE and lunch is provided. Space fills up fast, so be sure to RSVP with name, phone number and address by September 4th to Susy McBride at 541-963-3186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.