Homebuyer Counseling Agencies

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

  • 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)

    1390 Market Street, Suite 200, Fox Plaza
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (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