Homebuyer Education

Buying a home can be as exciting as it is overwhelming. Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency that can provide advice on buying a home and credit issues. In addition, GROWTH offers pre-purchase counseling and homebuyer education workshops to ensure that you are entering the home-buying process with your eyes wide open.



Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops

Attending a one-day homebuyer education class is required for all homebuyers purchasing through our homebuyer program. In most cases, the class must be taken by the homebuyer(s) prior to making an offer on a home. In all cases, the class must be completed by the homebuyer prior to closing.



About the Workshop:

Here you’ll find information on preparing to buy your home, as well as valuable information about often overlooked or misunderstood options to buy your home. Topics discussed during the workshop and useful links are below:



2018 Schedule

The classes are held once per month on a Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m in the large conference room at McKesson Lofts, located at 100 19th Street, downtown Rock Island (unless otherwise specified) . Lunch is provided.

2018 Schedule

January 20, 2018

February 17, 2018

March 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

May 19, 2018

June 16, 2018

July 14, 2018

August 11, 2018

September 15, 2018

October 13, 2018

November 17, 2018

No class in December




mckesson-loftsAll homebuyer education classes are held at McKesson Lofts, 100 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

Classes fill up quickly, make sure to call 309-788-6311 and RSVP today! Or complete the form below, and our office will contact you regarding homebuyer class registration.


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