Join us for a free 2-hour orientation to learn about San Francisco homebuyer programs offered by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and decide if you want to move forward with the remaining homebuyer education. The orientation provides an overview of affordable city programs, including eligibility requirements, down payment assistance, the application process, lottery preferences, and more!
To apply for San Francisco’s affordable homebuyer programs, you are required to complete 10 hours of First Time Homebuyer education, available through one of the HUD-certified housing counseling agencies in San Francisco. There are three steps to this process:
Step 1: 2-Hour MOHCD Homebuyer Program Orientation
Step 2: 6-hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop/s which may be taken as series or online.
Step 3: 2-hour individual counseling session (to be scheduled with the organization that provided your First Time Homebuyer Workshop/s)
The 10 hours of First Time Homebuyer Education requirement does not apply to:
- Buyers who have already received a current and valid Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion
- Buyers who have completed the 6-hour First Time Homebuyer workshop/s prior to August 1, 2019. If you fall into this category, you will have 12 months to obtain a Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion.