Habitat EBSV knows that it takes more than hammers and nails to bring homeownership within the reach of families here in the Bay Area. Our HUD-approved Housing Counseling Program goes beyond the construction site to provide the education and support future homeowners need to navigate the homebuying process and build strong financial foundations that will ensure their success long after move-in.

Financial Counseling.jpgThrough one-on-one counseling, group workshops, and certified first-time homebuyer classes, our Housing Counselors help guide families down the path to positive future homeownership.

Our Housing Counseling Program is one of the many ways Habitat makes a sustainable difference in a family’s life. By focusing on the finances behind homeownership, our families prepare themselves for the daunting task of building, saving, and securing a stable financial future.

Our Housing Counseling is open to the public, and most of our services are free of charge.


Topics covered include:

A HUD-certified class designed to walk through the homebuying process for anyone considering this big step.

Individual counseling to determine if homeownership is the right choice for you.

Find ways to save for a down payment or closing costs through budget counseling.

Gain the tools you need to take on the homebuying process, including budgeting, saving, and keeping debt under control. For those already on the path to homeownership.

Learn how to pull your credit report, understand your FICO score, and get tips to maintain good credit. For those who need personalized help to fix credit issues.

Maintain your budget, plan for emergency expenses, and stay up-to-date on payments through post-purchase workshops.

To learn more, email us at HomeownerInfo@HabitatEBSV.org.


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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.


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