Attending a 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 (optional). Click here to purchase the materials

Homebuyer education workshops are hosted virtually. These workshops will be split into two consecutive Saturdays (4 hours each). 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 virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop.
**Registrations will open the week following the last class of the previous month**

2023 Workshop Schedule (subject to change): All classes below held in English

January 14 & 21, 2023 June 10 & 17, 2023 November 11 & 18, 2023
February 11 & 18, 2023 July 8 & 15, 2023 December 9 & 16, 2023
March 11 & 18, 2023 August 12 & 19, 2023
April 8 & 15, 2023 September 9 & 16, 2023
May 13 & 20, 2023 October 14 & 21, 2023

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

Spanish-speaking workshop schedule: 

A Spanish workshop will be listed here when a date is selected. For questions about the Spanish workshop, please contact Issac Reyes at

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.