Workshops

BALANCE currently offers Housing Workshops for clients in San Francisco AND outside of the San Francisco area.

For San Francisco clients: Certificate of Homebuyer Education for San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s Programs

In order to qualify for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s programs, you must obtain a Certificate of Homebuyer Education. The certificate can only be obtained by completing ten hours of homebuyer education in the following order:

Step 1: Attend a 2-Hour MOHCD Orientation

Description: This orientation will introduce you to the home buying process and eligibility for programs available through the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).

How to Register: If you have not already completed the two hours of Orientation education, please visit homeownershipsf.org/events/category/workshops/home-buyers-orientation to register for one of the events listed on that page entitled MOHCD Program Orientation.

Step 2: Attend a 6-Hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Description: This workshop will help you best prepare yourself for homeownership and what to expect in the mortgage loan process. You must complete step 1 before step 2.

How to Register: To register for the 6 Hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop, please see below for a list of current offerings. We offer workshops online via webinar. Our workshops satisfy the education requirement for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s programs.

Step 3: Attend a one-on-one pre-purchase counseling appointment

Description: This counseling session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss your specific financial situation and homeownership goals with a counselor.

How to Register: This appointment can only be completed after attending the Orientation and 6 Hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop. To schedule a one-on-one pre-purchase appointment, please email us at [email protected].

For clients outside of San Francisco: General Certificate of Homebuyer Education

For those interested in receiving a General Certificate of Homebuyer Education and are not interested in applying for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s programs, you will only need to attend six hours of Housing Workshop education and complete a two-hour one-on-one pre-purchase counseling appointment. Please see below for a list of our current offerings. In the case that the event becomes sold out, we will do our best to accommodate the attendance of “walk-in” clients if registered and waitlisted attendees do not show up by the start time of the workshop. The one-on-one pre-purchase appointment should be completed after attending the 6 Hour First Time Homebuyer Workshop. To schedule a one-on-one pre-purchase counseling appointment, please email us at [email protected].

Title Date Time Registration Open Date Link to Register
First Time Home Buyer Webinar (Part 1) Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:45 am to 12:00 pm PST 7/22/20 https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7812738608961868815
First Time Home Buyer Webinar (Part 2) Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:45 am to 12:00 pm PST TBA Registration link for Part 2 will be issued during Part 1.