Habitat offers free housing counseling

Housing Counseling


As we face a dire shortage of housing due to the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis, thousands of people are working to shape more stable, secure, and prosperous futures for their families through homeownership. Whether or not a family purchases their first home through Habitat, our Housing Counseling Program provides the education and preparation to help them find financial stability and become homeowners. As a HUD-approved agency with a wide range of programs from one-on-one counseling to certified first-time homebuyer classes, we’re helping to bring the dream of homeownership within reach for Bay Area families.

If you are looking for housing counseling opportunities, please visit our Services page for more information.

Habitat homeowners success stories
“Habitat has taught our family how to budget and how to save money for things like our closing costs. It was hard but we have a savings account for the first time!”

Marisela, Habitat Homeowner

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Events

Homeowner Orientation - December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

Join us for a one-hour presentation on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m. (check-in at 6:00 p.m.) to learn about current and future Habitat homeownership opportunities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties.

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Financial Counseling East Bay Series: Managing Debt

December 7, 2019

Thinking of creating a budget/spending plan? Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley is here to help! Creating and sticking to a financial budget can be a daunting task for anybody. Where do I start? How do I start to save? How do I budget ...

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