Pre-Purchase homebuyer education involves the assessment of homeowner readiness, the buying process, and money management. The pre-purchase class is required for every first-time homebuyer who participates in Habitat for Humanity programs and is also required by some community lending programs offered by traditional lender partners.
The class is nine hours long and is offered on three consecutive evenings. Classes start at 6:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM. An all-day class on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM is offered once a month. Our schedule aims to accommodate the working schedule of those who attend the class.
The goal of the pre-purchase homebuyer class is to make the first time buyer feel comfortable with every step of the home buying process. In addition to these classes, attendees can schedule a one-on-one counseling session with the housing counselor. The one-on-one counseling session involves completing a formal intake, needs assessment and developing a written action plan tailored to meet the individual needs of the client. When appropriate, counselors will review and analyze client’s credit report. Clients will be advised of homeownership education courses and encouraged to participate. Counselors will cover similar information taught in homeownership education to ensure understanding of the content.
To register for this class, complete the attached Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Intake Form. Submit the Pre-Purchase Hombuyer Intake Form with the required documents to:
Lorain County Habitat for Humanity
Attention: Pat Schlegelmilch
300 Rice Industrial Parkway
Amherst, Ohio 44001
Financial Capabilities Program
Good financial management is something people of all income levels need to practice. The Financial Capabilities Program is a great class for renters and homeowners who want the knowledge and resources to make better financial decisions.
Program Topics include:
To register for the next class, call 440.984.3343 ext 1005