Homebuyer Workshops

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Homebuyer Education Requirements effective August 1, 2019:

Effective August 1, 2019, buyers are required to sign up for a free 2-hour orientation* before beginning their 6-hour First Time Homebuyer workshop/s.  This new requirement does not apply to:

·         Buyers who have already received a current and valid Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion

·         Buyers who have completed the 6-hour First Time Homebuyer workshop/s prior to August 1, 2019:

      o   If you fall into this category, you will have 12 months to obtain a Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion. 

*Orientations will be added to our website shortly.

Homebuyer Education Requirements through July 31, 2019:

To apply for a First Time Homebuyer program in San Francisco, adult applicants age 18 and older must complete 8 hours of first-time homebuyer education and receive their First Time Homebuyer Certificate:

6 hours of First Time Homebuyer workshops
+        2 hours of individual counseling
=        8 Total hours of homebuyer education (with the same counseling agency) to receive your First Time Homebuyer Certificate
 
There are five Homeownership SF counseling agencies that provide HUD approved homebuyer education. You must complete all 6 hours of workshops PLUS your 2 hour counseling appointment at the SAME counseling agency.
 
FIRST: Register for and complete 6 hours of First Time Homebuyer workshops. Workshops are offered in 2, 3, 4, or 6 hour segements. Please note: Orientation and Intro classes do NOT count toward the homebuyer education requirement.

SECOND: Contact the agency that offered your First Time Homebuyer workshops to schedule a 2-hour, one-on-one housing counseling session.

Eligible workshops for the First Time Homebuyer Certificate offered by each agency are:

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS:
ASIAN Inc.
First Time Homebuyer Education & Certification in Cantonese (6 Hours)
 
BALANCE
First-Time Homebuyer Education: The Basics & Affordable Housing Options (6 Hours)
First-Time Homebuyers Education: Part 1 (3 Hours)
First-Time Homebuyers Education: Part 2 (3 Hours)
 
Mission Economic Development Agency
First Time Homebuyer in English and Spanish (6 Hours)
 
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
First Time Homebuyer in English, Chinese, and Spanish (6 Hours)
 
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
The Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Home (4 Hours)
The Basics of Budgeting and Saving (2 Hours)
Managing Credit and Debt (2 Hours)

Talleres Educativos

Jul
9

Managing Credit & Debt

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

In this workshop we'll cover:

  • The origins of credit and FICO scores

  • How to establish and repair your credit

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Jul
13

First Time Homebuyer

Hosted by MEDA in English, Spanish
Mission Economic Development Agency
2301 Mission Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Phone: (415) 282-3334 x101

Find out how to buy a home, how much you can afford, what type of home to buy, how to finance a home and how to keep your home over time. This work…

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Jul
17

Intro To Home Ownership

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
4439 Third St
San Francisco, CA, 94124

In this orientation, we will cover the basic overview of the path to Homeownership.

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Jul
18

The Basics of Budgeting & Saving

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

In this workshop we'll cover:

 

  • Free and easy-to-use budgeting tools

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Jul
20

San Francisco First-Time Home Buyers Education Workshop

Hosted by BALANCE in English
Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green St
San Francisco, CA

This workshop satisfies the 6 hour education requirement for obtaining the Homebuyer Education Certificate for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of …

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Mayo
5
Jun
9
Jul
21
Ago
18
Sep
1
Sep
15
Oct
6
Nov
17
Dic
8

First Time Homebuyer

Hosted by ASIAN, Inc. in Chinese
ASIAN Inc.
1167 Mission Street, 4th Fl.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Phone: (415) 928-5910

ASIAN, Inc. provides Chinese workshops designed to guide you in understanding the concepts and procedures in buying your first home. A Homebuyer Ed…

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Jul
27

San Francisco First-Time Home Buyers Education Workshop

Hosted by BALANCE in English
Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green St
San Francisco, CA

This workshop satisfies the 6 hour education requirement for obtaining the Homebuyer Education Certificate for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of …

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Jul
27

The Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Home

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

In this workshop we'll cover:

-Costs involved with buying a home

-The homebuying process

-Loan affordability

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