Friday, August 8, 2014

5th Annual Workshop for First Time Home Buyer’s

The Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp. & The REALTORS® Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties cordially invite the public to attend the Annual First Time Home Buyer’s Workshop.

The workshop is in its 5th year of operation and will be held at the Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin County Public Library on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The workshop is free, open to the public and all are welcome.

"Because of the many credit hurdles participants encountered at previous workshops, this year’s workshop facilitators will include Credit Counselors from NID, Housing Counseling Agency, HUD approved, who will partner with future homeowners and help participants with their credit issues", said Carol Barfield, President of the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp. 

"We have also asked NID, Housing Counseling Agency to assist those that have foreclosure issues.  The agency will work with participants to prevent foreclosure or foreclosure intervention", Barfield said. 

In order to best facilitate and serve the needs of the participants, those planning on attending the workshop need to bring their free credit report with them.

If you own or have access to a computer you can log onto one of the following websites or one of your choosing to obtain a FREE credit report: is recommended by the Federal Trade Commission or

If you need assistance receiving your free credit report, the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corp. & The REALTORS® Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties have partnered with the local Libraries to assist you by appointments only.

Please call one of the following numbers to set up an appointment and someone will be available to assist you when you arrive:  Apalachicola Municipal Library, Caty Green at (850) 653-8436, the Realtors Association, Gloria Salinard, at (850) 653-3322, the Carrabelle Public Library at (850) 697-2366 and the Eastpoint Public Library at (850) 670-8151.  Both the Carrabelle and Eastpoint libraries will be available for computer use on Thursday, August 14th from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please schedule your appointments before the August 14th date.

For questions or more information, please contact Carol Barfield at (850) 653-9224 or Ms. Salinard at the above listed number.