Homebuyer Counseling Agencies

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all orientations, workshops, and individual counseling sessions have been moved to a virtual format. For more information, visit HomeownershipSF website. Advance registration is required, and it may take several weeks or months to complete depending on class offerings and your schedule. Please plan accordingly.

To apply for MOHCD homeownership listings, in general, every adult in the household must finish 10 hours of homebuyer education. 

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

  1. A 2-hour free program orientation which you can sign up for at the HomeownershipSF website
  2. A group workshop (6 hours total) presented by a local community organization listed below
  3. A 2-hr 1-on-1 meeting with a housing counselor at the same organization. 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

For more information about homebuyer education requirements and frequently asked questions, click PDF icon Homebuyer Education Requirement and FAQs

  • Asian, Inc.

    (English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

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


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

    (English, Spanish, Tagalog and Russian)

    3543 18th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (800) 777-7526

  • Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

    (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)

    (English and Spanish)

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

  • San Francisco LGBT Community Center

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

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

    275 5th St, Suite 314
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 202-5464