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Homeownership Education Courses

At Dallas Habitat, we believe that financial and homebuyer education lay a foundation for becoming an informed, empowered home buyer. Our program provides many types of education, in a variety of formats to meet our buyers’ needs.
So, whether you’ve just started thinking about buying a home, are near to closing, or have recently purchased your first home – join us to learn what it takes to become a successful homeowner!

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Dallas Habitat offers a variety of online courses and in-person workshops that provide tools and resources on topics such as budgeting, credit, savings, considering homeownership and post-purchase success.
Our courses are open to all – and many are offered at no-cost. Our self-guided online modules and webinars are even available 24/7. Browse the options below to find courses that best fit your needs.

PocketWise CAFÉ®

Dallas Habitat’s free digital education library, PocketWise CAFÉ®, brings financial education to your fingertips! These short, self-guided and interactive modules are offered at no-cost and are available to anyone, anywhere 24/7. Modules are mobile- and tablet-friendly. Topics include:

  • Budgeting & Money Management
  • Saving for College
  • Buying a Home
  • Retirement Planning
  • Loans & Repayments
  • Financial Calculators
  • Personalized Playlists: share your financial goals, and a playlist will be created just for you.

Online HUD-certified Homebuyer Education Courses 

In partnership with eHome America, Dallas Habitat offers an online version of HUD-certified (8-hour) Homebuyer Education. Easily accessible through any device 24/7, you can take this comprehensive, fun and engaging course at your own pace. This course satisfies most lender and down payment assistance program requirements.

This class is not required to apply for our counseling program.

The cost for this course is $99.

 

Please note: Due to the stay-in-place order issued by Dallas County resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person workshops are canceled at this time. All courses will be hosted via webinar for the time being. Explore upcoming webinars in the next tab.

Financial Education Workshops

Our free financial education workshops offer information on a variety of topics that will help you to build financial fitness and prepare to purchase a home. Our no-cost workshops equip you with essential knowledge that will empower you to take the leap of homeownership. These courses are open to all!

Topics include:

  • Considering Homeownership
  • Credit Reports & Scores
  • Budgeting & Saving
  • Home Maintenance Basics

There is no cost for these workshops. Create an account to get started.

HUD-certified Homebuyer Education Courses

This 8-hour workshop covers everything you’ll need to know as a first-time home buyer. From understanding if you’re ready for homeownership, to budgeting and credit, to meeting experts in mortgage financing and real estate – this is the perfect starter course for every home buyer! This course satisfies down payment assistance program/first time loan requirements.

Cost: $30/household

Create an account to register for an upcoming workshop.

Post Purchase Workshops

At Dallas Habitat, we believe education doesn’t stop at the time of closing. This class is designed for those who’ve recently purchased a home, and provides resources and guidance on how to succeed as a new homeowner. Topics covered include:

  • Property Taxes & Exemptions
  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Wills & Legal Affairs
  • Home Maintenance
  • Becoming a Community Advocate
  • Delinquency Prevention

There is no cost for these workshops. Create an account to register for an upcoming workshop.

Our webinars are led by Dallas Habitat’s Homeownership Center team to help you obtain and maintain your dream of homeownership.