Attending our virtual homebuyer workshop is the first step for many individuals in the process. The workshop is based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by NeighborWorks America, and segments are delivered by guest speakers such as lenders, realtors, insurance agents and home inspectors. Participants leave the workshop with an understanding of the mortgage loan process, credit reporting, how to find a home, insurance, home inspections as well as information about various downpayment assistance options. Workshops are typically held monthly (15 per year) and last a minimum of eight hours. Certificates are issued at the end of the class and are good for one (1) year.
DHIC counselors can provide guidance as to when might be best for you to participate. Attending the workshop is a required step of our counseling process and is also required by several providers of first-time homebuyer loan products.
An online homebuyer education option, eHome America, is also available for clients who prefer to complete the course at their own pace.
“Bringing Home the Dream” Workshops
Please note there is a $20 fee per household for course materials. This fee must be paid at the time of the workshop you attend (payments made by check or money order only).
Given the growing concerns of COVID-19, we will be hosting the homebuyer education workshops virtually until further notice. These workshops will be split into two Saturdays (4 hours each) rather than one 8 hour class. Please note, you must complete both sessions on their scheduled dates. Certificates are good for one (1) year. You will not receive the zoom meeting information until the week of the workshop.
Registration for the June 12 & 19, 2021 virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop is closed.
2020 Workshop Schedule (subject to change):
|January 9 & 16, 2021||June 12 & 19, 2021||November 13 & 20, 2021|
|February 13 & 20, 2021||July 10 & 17, 2021||December 11 & 18, 2021|
|March 13 & 20, 2021||August 14 & 21, 2021|
|April 10 & 17, 2021||September 11 & 18, 2021|
|May 15 & 22, 2021||October 9 & 16, 2021|
Spanish-speaking workshop schedule: TBD
More information or assistance regarding our Spanish-speaking workshops coming soon.
Workshop dates are subject to change.
Workshop hours: 8:30am-12:30pm, with check-in (begin logging in to the zoom) beginning at 8:00am.