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Homebuyer education

Upcoming Classes

AAAH Homebuyer Education Class

To help individuals understand the homebuying process, roles & responsibilities of homebuyer professionals and the understanding and importance of credit and savings. We also cover predatory lending and ways to prevent foreclosures. Pre-registration required.

Date:
9/9/2017

Time:
9am - 4:30pm

Sponsor:
African American Alliance for Homeownership

Location:
Emanuel Hosp. Atrium Conf. Rm.
501 N Graham
Portland, oregon 97227

Phone:
503-595-3517

Fee:
$25.00

Comments:

Visit website: http://www.aaah.org/services-homebuyer_edclass.html for more information, future dates and registration forms.

Decide Tu Futuro (Spanish Language Course)

This five-part series is a culturally-specific financial education course for Latino home buyers. It explores the unique historic and cultural perspectives and experiences with money, credit, and financial institutions to set measurable financial and credit goals that move participants closer to home purchase. Dinner provided.

Date:
May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2017

Time:
6pm - 8:30pm

Sponsor:
Portland Housing Center (PHC)

Location:
Community of Christ Church
5170 NW Five Oaks Dr.
Hillsboro, oregon 97124

Phone:
503-797-4019

Instructor:
PHC Staff

Fee:
$99

Comments:

Dinner provided. Pre-registration required.  The listed fee is a one-time fee for new clients, not a per-class fee.  Please visit www.portlandhousingcenter.org for more information.

Financial Fitness Classes

This 5-part series gives you the money management skills and tools you need to get ready to purchase your first home. Topics covered include budgeting your money, building your savings, and improving your credit.

Date:
September 7, 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 2017

Time:
Thursdays 6-8pm

Sponsor:
Portland Housing Center

Location:
3233 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, oregon 97232

Phone:
503-282-7744

Instructor:
PHC Staff

Fee:
$99

Comments:

Pre-registration is required. The listed fee is a one-time fee for new clients, not a per-class fee. Please visit www.portlandhousingcenter.org for more information.

Foreclosure/Loss Mitigation Counseling

The primary purpose in offering this course is to provide one-on-one counseling to victims of foreclosure. Our service provides advocacy with the homeowner’s lender/servicer and the homeowner to determine the best option to save the home, referrals to social service and employment agencies as needed, as well as referrals to legal services. We also help the homeowner identify areas within their budget to save money that will help them through their current situation.

Date:
Daily - call for appointment

Time:
9 am - 5 pm M-F, By appointment only

Sponsor:
African American Alliance for Homeownership

Location:
825 NE 20th, Suite 225
Portland, oregon

Phone:
503-595-3517

Fee:
None

Comments:

If it is necessary to pull credit report, a $20 fee will be required.

Hacienda CDC – The ABCs of Home Buying (in English and Spanish)

For First Time Homebuyers interested in learning more about the details and intricacies of the home buying process. The class covers budgeting, credit building, and savings, as well as tips for identifying and avoiding predatory lending. The workshop is led by a pre-purchase counselor, and also features presentations by trusted community partners including lenders and realtors. The ABCs of Home Buying meets HUD standards for approved homebuyer’s education. Though there is no charge for this class, pre-registration is required. Please call the number below to sign up.

Date:
1st Sat. (Eng.); 2nd Sat. (Span.); no June & Dec

Time:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sponsor:
Hacienda CDC

Location:
Hacienda CDC
6700 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, oregon 97218

Phone:
503-961-6432

Instructor:
Homeownership Staff

Fee:
None

HomeBuying 101

An 8-hour interactive HUD-approved class where home buying professionals teach you what you need to know about the home buying process. You will learn about how to prepare financially for home ownership, different types of home loans and property types, building your home buying team, negotiating the best deal, and protecting yourself throughout the process.

Date:
7/22/2017

Time:
9am-5pm

Sponsor:
Portland Housing Center (PHC)

Location:
3233 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, oregon 97232

Phone:
503-282-7744

Instructor:
PHC staff

Fee:
$99

Comments:

Local down payment assistance programs will be reviewed. Pre-registration is required and classes usually fill up 1-2 weeks in advance. Class is also offered online.

Pre-registration is required. The listed fee is a one-time fee for new clients, not a per-class fee. Please visit www.portlandhousingcenter.org for more information.

Homebuying A to Z

Homebuying A-Z is an 8-hour informational and educational workshop outlining in detail the home buying preparation and purchasing process. Attendees will learn how to prepare their overall financial situation for purchasing a residence within today’s real estate market. In addition, attendees will get a clear picture on what the purchasing process entails from start to finish. This workshop provides various professionals who have certified and defined experiences in today’s homebuying processes and market to help educate students on what to expect in each aspect of purchasing a home.

Date:
7/15/2017

Time:
9am - 5pm

Sponsor:
Open Door Counseling Center

Location:
Willam. W Habitat for Humanity
5293 NE Elam Young Pkwy #140
Hillsboro, oregon 97124

Phone:
503-640-6689

Instructor:
Ricci Sohn

Fee:
None

Comments:

Please see website opendoorcc.net for the complete schedule and to register.

Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education Class

Are you interested in learning the steps to becoming homeownership-ready? The Native American Youth and Family Center’s Pathways Home: Homebuyer Education class takes you through each step of the home buying process, including goal-setting, saving, working with a lender, REALTOR®, home inspector and title company. The workshop uses current, culturally specific information and exercises from Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide. NAYA Family Center is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Pathways Home is a FREE 8-hour workshop held one Saturday each month. The workshop is facilitated by NAYA Family Center Homeownership Program staff and volunteer lenders, REALTORS®, and home inspectors.

Date:
7/22/2017

Time:
9am-5pm

Sponsor:
Native American Youth & Family Center

Location:
NAYA Family Center
5135 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, oregon 97218

Phone:
503-288-8177

Instructor:
Loretta Kelly

Fee:
None

Comments:

Lunch and materials are provided. To register, contact Loretta Kelly at 503-288-8177 x 223 or lorettak@nayapdx.org. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that people register for a Homeownership Program Orientation before registering for the Pathways Home.

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