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 online via the link provided in the confirmation email after you register for the workshop.

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 consecutive 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 8 & 15, 2022 virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop.

2022 Workshop Schedule (subject to change): All classes below held in English

January 8 & 15, 2022 June 11 & 18, 2022 November 12 & 19, 2022
February 12 & 19, 2022 July 9 & 16, 2022 December 10 & 17, 2022
March 12 & 19, 2022 August 13 & 20, 2022
April 2 & 9, 2022 September 10 & 17, 2022
May 14 & 21, 2022 ENG October 8 & 15, 2022

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

Spanish-speaking workshop schedule: 

A Spanish workshop will be held on May 14 & 21, 2022. 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.