Approved First-Time Home Buyer Counseling Agencies

All household members who will be on the loan and title for all Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development administered homeownership programs must attend a first-time homebuyer education workshop and one-on-one counseling session from one of the five local housing counseling agencies listed below. To view all upcoming workshops, please visit Please sign up right away, as classes tend to fill up quickly and often require two or more meetings. All titleholders must obtain a Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion or Certificate of Homebuyer Education prior to appyling. Certificate of Homebuyer Education issued before May 1, 2015 is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion is valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. Thank you and good luck!

Asian, Inc.
(Some classes available in Asian languages)
1167 Mission Street, 4th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 928-5910
Kary Hua

Balance formally known asConsumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco (CCCSSF)
595 Market Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(800) 777-7526

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
(Some classes available in Spanish)
2301 Mission Street, Suite 301 (3rd Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-3334, Ext: 115
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)
(Some classes available in Spanish)
4439 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124-3117
(415) 822-1022 OR

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-5555