ONLINE First-Time Homebuyer Class

**This class is available not only today but every day on an ongoing basis.**

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity's in-person, 8-hour First-Time Homebuyer (FTHB) classes have been suspended and will resume when it is safe again for large group settings.

To continue to serve first-time homebuyers, we are giving a First-Time Homebuyer Class Certificate of Completion to first-time homebuyers who complete an online Homebuyer Education course through eHome America and attend an individual counseling session with one of our HUD-Certified Housing Counselors.

Now, as an online course, you can easily access this comprehensive, fun, and engaging online course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and complete it at your own pace. Participants learn about the process and responsibilities of buying a home, as well as how to prepare for homeownership all the way beyond the purchase of that home.

Once you complete the online Homebuyer Education course, you can schedule your free, individual counseling session with a Habitat Housing Counselor. Our Housing Counselors will arrange a time meet over video and phone call to review what you learned in the online course and answer any remaining questions you have about buying your first home.

REGISTRATION/CLASS FEE INFORMATION: 

  • First, please scroll down and read the "Is this course right for me?" information.
  • Then, click HERE to register for the eHome online Homebuyer Education course. The cost is $99/person. Refunds are not available.

Register Today!

Is This the Right Course for Me?

Q: I am interested in applying for the Habitat homeownership program. Is the eHome online Homebuyer Education course a requirement?

A: No. You need to attend a FREE Homeowner Orientation. For upcoming Homeowner Orientation dates click HERE

Q: I am applying for a homebuyer program that requires I attend an 8-hour FTHB class from a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. Does the eHome America Homebuyer course meet that requirement?

A: Before registering for this class check to make sure the program you are applying for accepts online courses. 

Q: I received a letter/email from Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley specifically requiring that I attend an 8-hour FTHB class from a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. Does the eHome Homebuyer Education course fulfill that requirement?

A: Yes, but each person who needs to obtain the 8‑hour FTHB class Certificate of Completion must: 

  1. Register for and complete the online eHome Homebuyer Education course AND
  2. Schedule and complete a one-on-one counseling session with a Habitat housing counselor. There is no additional cost for the one-on-one counseling session.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 shelter in place guidelines we are currently only offering phone or video appointments. We will resume scheduling in person meetings when it will be safe to do so.

To schedule an appointment with a Habitat Housing Counselor contact:

Alessandra Pio di Savoia: P: 408-620-3411 / email APiodisavoia@habitatebsv.org    

or

Ramel George: P: 510-803-3373 / email RGeorge@habitatebsv.org