BALANCE

BALANCE, former Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco (CCCS) is a non-profit service and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. and are certified by HUD to provide comprehensive housing counseling services. We've been providing money management information and assistance since 1969.

 

Mission Statement

By providing comprehensive financial counseling and education, we will help consumers achieve financial independence through debt reduction, homeownership, and improved money management skills.

 

Who We Serve

As a financial resource center, we offer the tools to help our clients set and achieve financial goals. Whether you need immediate help to pay off debt and avoid bankruptcy or you just need guidance in designing a spending and savings plan or buying a first home, we offer a variety of programs and services that put you in control of your financial future. There is no charge for money management, debt or housing counseling services. Debt Management Plan participants pay a small monthly administrative fee to cover the cost of handling their accounts; the fee never exceeds $35 per month.

Although we are based in San Francisco, we serve people nationwide by phone. Our staff includes BAs, MAs, JDs, MSWs, certified financial planners and certified credit report reviewers. All counselors participate in a month-long training program upon hire and in ongoing training sessions on everything from counseling techniques to resources and referrals.

 

Our Counselors

All of our counselors are required to successfully complete a national certification program developed by Purdue University specifically for members of the NFCC. This certification covers such topics as consumer protection, spending plans and budgeting, creditor and legal policies and practices, credit and debt management, and counseling principles and techniques. Counselors must also maintain their certification by earning additional Professional Development Units (PDUs) during each four-year period.

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595 Market St. 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105
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Credit Reports for First Time Homebuyers Workshop

Hosted by BALANCE in English
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Learn everything first time homebuyers need to know about credit reports, such as what mortgage lenders look for, how to correct inaccurate informa…

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Understanding the Mortgage Loan Process (2 hr)

Hosted by BALANCE in English
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Learn the types of loans available, how the underwriting process works, the meaning of federal and state disclosures, and what to do if your loan i…

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First-time Homebuyer Education: The Basics and Affordable Housing Options

Hosted by BALANCE in English
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Learn about renting versus buying, homeowner responsibilities, selecting lenders, realtors and brokers, pre-approval vs. pre-qualification, escrow …

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Downsizing Your Debt Workshop (2 hr)

Hosted by BALANCE in English
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Don't waste your hard-earned money on credit card interest payments! This is a step-by-step guide to organizing your personal finances so you can s…

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First-time Homebuyer Education: The Basics and Affordable Housing Options

Hosted by BALANCE in Tagalog
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

*This workshop will be presented in Tagalog.

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Affordable Housing Options for First-time Homebuyers (2 hr)

Hosted by BALANCE in English
BALANCE
595 Market St. 9th Floor Conference Room 960
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Learn about local programs that are available to first time home buyers. Learn about what criteria must be met to qualify for the first time home b…

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