The orientation is the first step in the First Time Homebuyer Education and homebuyer process. Attend a free two-hour orientation to learn if you are eligible for MOHCD Homeownership programs and decide if you want to move forward with the remaining homebuyer education. The orientation provides an overview of affordable city programs, including eligibility requirements and the application process.
Effective August 1st, 2019, homebuyers are required to sign up for a free 2-hour orientation before beginning their 6-hour First Time Homebuyer workshop/s.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
• What homebuyer programs are available in San Francisco, including Below Market Rate (BMR) units, Down Payment Assistance Loan Program, and more!
• Program Requirements and Eligibility
• Income Calculation
• Loan requirements
• Lottery Preferences
• How to apply
*PLEASE ARRIVE 15-30 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN AND FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS.
**IF YOU ARRIVE MORE THAN 20 MINUTES LATE, YOU CAN ATTEND THE ORIENATION, BUT WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT TOWARD THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
First Time Homebuyer Education requirement to be completed in sequential order:
(to apply for San Francisco First Time Homebuyer programs: https://sfmohcd.org/affordable-homebuyer-programs)
Step 1: 2-Hour MOHCD Homebuyer Program Orientation
Step 2: 6-hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop/s (may be taken as series)
Step 3: 2-hour individual counseling session (to be scheduled with the organization that provided your 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:
NOTE: If you fall into this category, you will have 12 months to obtain a Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion.