The City of Killeen announced this week they will be hosting a free program that aims to create success in home ownership in our area with a free first time homebuyer education class this Saturday.

The class will be held in the Community Development Training Room at 802 N. 2nd Street Building E beginning from 8:00 AM to 12:30 pm. You'll receive information regarding the home buying process, mortgage options, money management, goal-setting, credit control, and purchase assistance programs.

There will also be information about the Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP), with which certain home buyers could qualify for up to $7,500 of purchase assistance funding for use toward down payment and closing costs, and certain properties may be eligible for repairs or rehabilitation to meet current building standards through this program.

For more information on HAP, visit killeentexas.gov/hap. To hurry and register for this important class, email killeen12thomebuyers@killeentexas.gov or call 501-7845. Attendees must be at least 17 years of age.