Homebuyer Counseling Agencies

To apply for MOHCD homeownership listings, every adult in the household must finish 8 hours of homebuyer education. 

The following agencies can provide first-time homebuyer education for MOHCD programs. It consists of:

  1. A group workshop, totaling 6 hours. Some workshops are held in 2 parts.
  2. A 2-hr 1-on-1 meeting with a housing counselor at the same agency. They will determine your homeownership-readiness. The counselor will also help you figure out which housing program will be right for you.

The certificate you receive when finishing homebuyer education will be valid for one year. 

Register for workshops on HomeownershipSF.org


  • Asian, Inc.

    (English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

    1167 Mission Street, 4th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 928-5910
    www.asianinc.org
     

     

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

    (English, Spanish, Tagalog and Russian)

    1390 Market Street, Suite 200, Fox Plaza
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (800) 777-7526
    www.housingeducation.org

  • Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

    (English and Spanish)

    2301 Mission Street, Suite 301 (3rd Floor)
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 282-3334, Ext: 115
    www.medasf.org

  • San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)

    (English and Spanish)

    4439 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94124-3117
    (415) 822-1022
    www.sfhdc.org

  • San Francisco LGBT Community Center

    1800 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 865-5555
    www.sfcenter.org

  • All participating non-profit housing counseling agencies are members of HomeownershipSF

    275 5th St, Suite 314
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 202-5464
    www.homeownershipsf.org/