All San Francisco home buyer assistance programs require completion of 10 hours of home buyer education, which must be completed in three steps:
STEP 1: Attend a 2 hour MOHCD HOME BUYER PROGRAM ORIENTATION at any available location.
STEP 2: Complete 6 hours of FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WORKSHOPS at one of the five approved housing counseling agencies: Asian Inc., BALANCE, SF LGBT Center, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC). The 6 hours can be taken as a series at The SF LGBT Center or online through the San Francisco Housing Development Agency (SFHDC).
STEP 3: Complete 2 hours of INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING at the same agency where you completed the home buyer workshop.
All members of your household age 18 and older must complete these requirements to be eligible to apply for housing.
If completing the First Time Home Buyer workshop online, each person must complete their own course and all persons of the same household must also attend the 2 hour individual counseling together with SFHDC.
Homebuyer Education Renewal:
If you attended your First Time Homebuyer workshop/s over 2 years ago, you should complete the 10-hour homebuyer education process again to ensure you have up-to-date information about city homebuyer programs and policies.