Homebuyer Education

Taking our Homebuyer Education classes will be one of the best decisions you will make to begin the process of achieving the dream of homeownership.

CHWC’s program is an eight-hour course that covers the basics of how to buy a house, with an option of an online homeownership education online course.Our classes cover budgeting, credit reports, how to shop for a house, and how to apply and shop for a mortgage and maintaining a home. While this course is designed for families or individuals that are short-term or nearly mortgage ready, we encourage our long-term clients to attend as many of the classes as they want in their route to mortgage readiness. CHWC also offers FREE Financial Management classes bi-monthly


To view the most current schedule of Homebuyer Education courses, please click here.


Homebuyer education has been shown to dramatically reduce foreclosure rates, especially among low- and moderate-income families, according to a recent study by NeighborWorks® America. Individuals and families with counseling from NeighborWorks organizations are ten times less likely to go into foreclosure than similar borrowers.

One-on-One Counseling Sessions

Each family that participates in our educational classes will receive sessions with our housing counselor(s) that will allow them to develop a plan for savings and mortgage readiness.


Educated homebuyers are more likely to successfully own their home long-term. This program is offered to prospective homebuyers, giving them detailed information about the home buying process. As a better informed consumer, you will be a more responsible homeowner. The program is open to the public but applications and registration is required.


During these courses, you will learn…

  • Analyzing and managing finances, budget, and credit

  • Evaluating homes and affordability

  • Working with Realtors and neighborhood leaders

  • Understanding financial paperwork, closing costs, and money

  • The amount of money needed for purchasing a home

Financial Literacy

CHWC offers FREE financial management classes in English & Spanish bi-monthly. These classes are open to the public but prior registration is required. Sign up for a class now! 

During these courses, you will learn…

  • Money management

  • Setting savings goals

  • Budgeting - plugging spending leaks and reducing debt

  • Understanding credit and how it works.