8-Hour Homebuyer Education & Individual Counseling
As a HUD approved housing counseling agency, NPHS provides homebuyer education and counseling to residents seeking to purchase homes. An 8-hour HUD approved housing education certificate is provided to first-time homebuyers to qualify for certain mortgage lending programs. NPHS’ certified Homebuyer Development Specialists provide one-on-one counseling to develop personalized Homeownership Action Plans and to determine the homebuyer-readiness status of each client.
NPHS offer Free Homebuyer Education classes that are especially designed for potential homebuyers who are serious about taking control of the home buying process and want to be prepared to make the right decisions. These classes take the mystery out of the home buying process. Also, a Certificate of Completion is provided upon attendance of the class. Since NPHS is a HUD-approved counseling agency, this certificate fulfills the education requirements for certain loan and assistance programs. Homebuyer Education classes are held on Saturdays at least once per month. They begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
To sign up for one of the classes listed above or for more information, please click on “Start Here” below or call (909) 988-5979.
Highly trained and professional Homebuyer Development Specialists are available to provide both pre and post purchase counseling at no cost to the homebuyer. Individual counseling is available on loan programs, credit, budgeting, and other homeownership-related topics. In addition, workshops for potential homebuyers and current homeowners are conducted on a regular basis. All counseling and workshops are provided in both English and Spanish. There is a cost of $25 per person for credit checks (if applicable).
You can now complete a Homebuyer Education course online. You are able to complete the course at your own pace and the cost of the online course is $99.00. By clicking the link below, you will be redirected to the online Homebuyer Education website. Once you successfully complete the course, you must contact an NPHS counselor to obtain your Homebuyer Education Certificate. Each person requesting a certificate, must individually register and pay for the online course.
PLEASE NOTE: Before taking the online course, please verify that your lender and the City in which you are applying for down payment assistance will accept the online certification and does not require an in person consultation.
The following list of local governments require that you attend one of NPHS’ Homebuyer Education Workshops. They do not accept online homebuyer education. Please call us at (909) 988-5979 if you have questions and/or concerns.
- County of Riverside
For additional information on our Homebuyer Education classes and/or Counseling services or to sign up, please click on “Start Here” below or call (909) 988-5979.