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 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
February 4, 2021
Learn how to identify personal obstacles to budgeting and create and apply a structure to track and analyze spending. We will review short, medium, and long-term goals and discuss the importance of debt reduction and building emergency savings. ...
February 9, 2021
Good credit plays an important role in your financial life. Your credit score and credit report are often used to determine whether to approve your loan, credit, loan, rent or job application. At this workshop you will learn how to read a ...