To: Dodge County Independent
FROM: Nick Koverman, Community Development Director
DATE: April 4, 2023
SUBJECT: News Release
PUBLISH: For Immediate Release

In partnership with Kasson Mantorville Community Education, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) will be hosting an in-person Home Stretch class on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 AM to 5 PM in Kasson. The class will be held at the Kasson Mantorville High School. Pre-registration is required, and the cost of class is $6. Participants can register by visiting and clicking on the April 22nd class.

Home Stretch offers participants the opportunity to learn about the homebuying process from start to finish. The class covers budgeting, credit, securing a mortgage, making an offer, loan closing, and more. Participants will also be able to ask questions during the presentation as they learn about the homebuying process.

Many first-time homebuyer loan programs and down payment assistance programs require applicants to take homebuyer education. Participants who complete the one-day class will earn a completion certificate.

Whether you are trying to buy a home or just want to better understand the process, SEMMCHRA’s Home Stretch class can help!

For more information about Home Stretch, please contact Tressa Sauke, at 651-565-2638 ext. 204 or at Information about all these programs can also be found at This is an equal housing opportunity program.