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 October 17 & 24 virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop is now closed.

2020 Workshop Schedule (subject to change):

January 11, 2020  May 16, 2020 September 19 & 26 – Virtual
February 8, 2020 June 13,2020 Cancelled October 17 & 24 – Virtual
March 14, 2020 June 27, 2020 – Cancelled November 14 & 21 – Virtual
April 4, 2020 July 11 & 18 – Virtual December 12 & 19 – Virtual
April 25, 2020 August 15 & 22 – Virtual

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

Spanish-speaking workshop schedule:

February 8, 2020 May 16, 2020 July 11,2020 November 14, 2020

For more information or assistance regarding our Spanish-speaking workshops, contact Yandry Mastromihalis at (919) 600.5368 or via email:

Workshop dates are subject to change.

Workshop hours: 8:00am-4:00pm, with check-in beginning at 7:30am.
These hours are subject to change as we move to a virtual workshop format due to COVID-19.