Approved First-Time Home Buyer Counseling Agencies

All household members who will be on the loan and title for all homeownership programs administered by the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development must attend a first-time homebuyer education workshop and one-on-one counseling session from one of the following approved local housing counseling agencies. You must complete all 6 hours of workshop time PLUS your 2 hour counseling appointment at the SAME counseling agency.  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 prior to applying. The Verification of Homebuyer Education Completion is valid for one year from the date of issuance.

Thank you and good luck!



Asian, Inc.
(Language capacity in English, Cantonese and Mandarin)
1167 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 928-5910


(formally known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco)

(Language capacity in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Russian)
1390 Market Street, Suite 200, Fox Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
(800) 777-7526

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
(Language capacity in English and Spanish)
2301 Mission Street, Suite 301 (3rd Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-3334, Ext: 115

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)

(Language capacity in English and Spanish)
4439 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124-3117
(415) 822-1022 OR


San Francisco LGBT Community Center
(Language capacity in English)

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