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.

Click here to register for the October 9 & 16, 2021 virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop.

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

For more information or assistance, contact Tiffany Wilkins at (919) 832.3696 or via email:

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.