Homebuyer Workshops

HOMEBUYER ORIENTATIONS

To learn about homebuyer opportunities before committing to an intensive First Time Homebuyer workshop, you can attend an optional Homebuyer Orientation to learn about which program is the right fit for you and what steps you can take to qualify. 

HOMEBUYER ORIENTATIONS
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
Intro to Homeownership Education (2 Hours)
 
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
First Time Homebuyer Orientation (2 Hours)
 

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for a First Time Homebuyer program in San Francisco, adult applicants age 18 and older must complete 8 hours of first-time homebuyer education and receive their First Time Homebuyer Certificate:

6 hours of First Time Homebuyer workshops
+        2 hours of individual counseling
=        8 Total hours of homebuyer education (with the same counseling agency) to receive your First Time Homebuyer Certificate
 
There are five Homeownership SF counseling agencies that provide HUD approved homebuyer education. You must complete all 6 hours of workshops PLUS your 2 hour counseling appointment at the SAME counseling agency.
 
FIRST: Register for and complete 6 hours of First Time Homebuyer workshops. Workshops are offered in 2, 3, 4, or 6 hour segements. Please note: Orientation and Intro classes do NOT count toward the homebuyer education requirement.

SECOND: Contact the agency that offered your First Time Homebuyer workshops to schedule a 2-hour, one-on-one housing counseling session.

Eligible workshops for the First Time Homebuyer Certificate offered by each agency are:

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS:
ASIAN Inc.
First Time Homebuyer Education & Certification in Cantonese (6 Hours)
 
BALANCE
First-Time Homebuyer Education: The Basics & Affordable Housing Options (6 Hours)
First-Time Homebuyers Education: Part 1 (3 Hours)
First-Time Homebuyers Education: Part 2 (3 Hours)
 
Mission Economic Development Agency
First Time Homebuyer in English and Spanish (6 Hours)
 
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
First Time Homebuyer in English, Chinese, and Spanish (6 Hours)
 
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
The Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Home (4 Hours)
The Basics of Budgeting and Saving (2 Hours)
Managing Credit and Debt (2 Hours)

Workshops

April 2019

Apr
6

1st Time Homebuyer Workshop

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center;
1753 Carroll Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94124

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WORKSHOP

(REQUIRED for Mayor's Office of Housing First Time Homebuyers Education)

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Apr
6

San Francisco First-Time Home Buyers Education Workshop

Hosted by BALANCE in English
Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green St
San Francisco, CA, 94123

This workshop satisfies the 6 hour education requirement for obtaining the Homebuyer Education Certificate for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of …

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Feb
9
Mar
9
Apr
13

First Time Homebuyer

Mission Economic Development Agency
2301 Mission Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Phone: (415) 282-3334 x101

Find out how to buy a home, how much you can afford, what type of home to buy, how to finance a …

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Apr
13

Nuts & Bolts of Buying a Home

The San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

In this workshop we'll cover:

-Costs involved with buying a home

-The homebuying process

-Loan affordability

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Jan
13
Feb
10
Mar
10
Apr
14

First Time Homebuyer

Hosted by ASIAN, Inc. in Chinese
ASIAN Inc.
1167 Mission Street, 4th Fl.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Phone: (415) 928-5910

ASIAN, Inc. provides Chinese workshops designed to guide you in understanding the concepts and procedures in buying your first home. A Homebuyer Ed…

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Apr
16

Managing Credit & Debt

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

In this workshop we'll cover:

The origins of credit and FICO scores

How to establish and repair your credit

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Apr
20

1st Time Homebuyer Workshop in Spanish

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
4439 Third Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WORKSHOP

(REQUIRED for Mayor's Office of Housing First Time Homebuyers Education)

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Apr
20

San Francisco First-Time Home Buyers Education Workshop

Hosted by BALANCE in English
Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green St
San Francisco, CA, 94123

This workshop satisfies the 6 hour education requirement for obtaining the Homebuyer Education Certificate for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of …

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Apr
25

Basics of Budgeting & Saving

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Workshop Types

These workshops are approved by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and offer a certificate in homebuyer education. Find out how to buy a home, how much you can afford, what type of home to buy, how to finance a home and how to keep your home over time.

These workshops help homeowners who are having trouble making their mortgage payments understand their options to preserve homeownership. Find out what to do when you can't make your mortgage payment and what lenders might be willing to do to help you stay in your home.

These workshops help you plan financially for a successful transition from renting to homeownership. Find out how to manage your money before and after you become a homeowner.

Educational workshops for homeowners with panels of professionals that offer guidance in sustaining homeownership and guidance in avoiding foreclosure. Workshops are presented by expert community partners such as financial coaches, attorneys, lenders, and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

The A-Z’s of renting and review affordable rental payment ratios for your budget, your credit report, the rental application process, the ins and outs of the tenant landlord relationship, different affordable rental housing options.