BALANCE currently offers Housing Workshops.
To satisfy the homebuyer education requirement for a Certificate of Homebuyer Education, you need to complete eight hours of homebuyer education by attending six hours of housing workshops and completing a two-hour one-on-one pre-purchase appointment for a total of eight hours of housing education.
The six-hour housing workshop requirement can be completed by attending one six-hour housing workshop or two three-hour housing workshops (when offered). The two-three hour workshops are divided into Part 1 and Part 2. If attending two-three hour workshops, you must attend both Part 1 and Part 2. You do not need to attend Part 1 before attending Part 2.
The one-on-one pre-purchase appointment can be completed before or after attending the housing workshops. To schedule a one-on-one pre-purchase appointment, please call 800-777-7526 x422.
We offer workshops in both San Francisco and Concord. The workshops conducted in Concord do NOT satisfy the education requirement for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s programs. If you are interested in the workshops necessary for the city of San Francisco programs, please look for the EventBrite Listings that include “San Francisco” in the title.