The Community Action Team at the Northwest Oregon Regional Housing Center is offering two free classes in Astoria: a First Time Homebuyer Workshop on Sept. 7, and a Financial Education Workshop on Sept. 28. Both are being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The First Time Homebuyer Workshop teaches shopping for a home, financial readiness, understanding mortgages, the closing process and how to protect your investment. The Financial Education Workshop teaches budgeting, saving, goal setting, credit management and improving overall financial health.

Preregistration is required. For information, and to register, call 503-325-8098 or email

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