To receive the Certificate of Homebuyer Education, required for programs offered through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, you must complete 6 hours of workshop participation AND 2 hours of individual counseling, for a total of 8 education hours.
There are 5 Member Agencies who offer the workshops:
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of SF
Mission Economic Development Agency
SF Housing Development Corp.
SF LGBT Center
* Each agency breaks up the required curriculum in the way that best serves their programs. This means you will need to complete ALL 6 hours of required classes at the same agency.
* Each adult in the household is required to obtain their own Certificate of Homebuyer Education.
* Double check the location for each workshop on the registration reply.
These workshops cover special mortgage assistance and affordable homeownership programs that are available for first-time homebuyers in San Francisco. Learn the details of these programs and what criteria must be met to qualify for them.
These workshops discuss everything you need to know about credit reports. Discover what mortgage lenders look for on credit reports, how to correct inaccurate information, how to improve your credit so you can buy a home and what special loan programs exist for people with "less-than-perfect" credit.
These workshops offer a step-by-step guide to organizing your personal finances so you can save money for the future while you pay off debt today. You will learn debt reduction strategies, how to use credit to your best advantage, and how to create your own personal debt repayment plan.
These workshops are approved by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and offer a certificate in homebuyer education. 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.
These workshops are designed specifically for teachers of the Unified School District and offer teachers a certificate of completion in homebuyer education. 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. Also, learn about the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing's special financing program for local teachers.
These workshops help homeowners who are having trouble making their mortgage payments understand their options to preserve homeownership. Find out what to do when you can't make your mortgage payment and what lenders might be willing to do to help you stay in your home.
These workshops are offered during the holiday season. Learn how to streamline your festivities and reduce your stress during the holidays. Hear about timesaving tips, inexpensive gift ideas and the basics of creating and maintaining a spending plan.
These workshops help you plan financially for a successful transition from renting to homeownership. Find out how to manage your money before and after you become a homeowner.
These workshops demystify the mortgage loan process. Learn about the types of loans available, how the approval process works, the meaning of federal and state disclosures and what to do if your loan is denied.
These workshops demystify the homebuying process Learn critical terminology, and discover what's important to you in a home, tools to help in the house hunting process and the steps and professionals involved in buying a home.
These workshops demystify the homebuying process and take you on a tour of available homes for sale. Find out how to hunt for homes while you learn critical terminology and the steps involved in buying a home.
These special activities include meetings, exhibits and events related to homeownership in San Francisco.
Our nonprofit members offer FREE workshops and individual counseling on a variety of homeownership and financial topics.
Advance registration is required for all workshops. Registration information is provided on each event listing, and may vary from one class to another. Please confirm the workshop location before you sign up.
Start here, and learn what you need to know to achieve and maintain homeownership in San Francisco.