DECATUR – The City of Decatur is partnering with the Community Investment Corporation of Decatur (CICD) to host a FREE first-time homebuyer education certification program entitled “Realizing the American Dream” at 5:30 on Tuesday, January 9 at the Decatur Civic Center.

The Civic Center is located at 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza in Decatur, south of Eldorado Street, East of Franklin Street, West of Jackson Street, and north of William Street. The program will be held on the third floor in the City Council Chamber and free parking will be available with session topics to include:

  • • Are You Ready To Buy A Home?
  • • Managing Your Money
  • • Understanding Credit
  • • Obtaining A Mortgage Loan
  • • Shopping For A Home
  • • Protecting Your Investment

CICD, Inc. is an U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved housing counseling agency and will provide a certificate of completion to participants at the end of the program.

To register for “Realizing the American Dream” or for more information, please contact the City of Decatur’s Neighborhood Services Division at 424-2777 or e-mail Class size is limited.